“Peter Märkli – Drawings” at House of Art of České Budějovice

The exhibition consists of drawings dating back to 1980, thus offering a convincing picture of Märkli’s way of thinking that draws us into his poetic world. House of Art of the City of České Budějovice will be the first gallery in the Czech Republic to present the art of renowned Swiss architect Peter Märkli.

 

Peter Märkli "Drawings"© Peter Märkli

Peter Märkli “Drawings”© Peter Märkli, courtesy Betts Project

 

Adam Caruso, who exhibited at House of Art of the City of České Budějovice last year, describes Märkli as a non-conformist who sees his relationship to architecture as a conversation with 2500-year-old history. Märkli’s buildings are created slowly, with much deliberation, and possess their own distinctive poetics. Märkli is convinced that the principles of classicism and proportionality are an expression of revolutionary ideas. He knows that being an architect means not just acquiring knowledge at university – it is a process that must be absorbed and it is the burden of history that must be preserved. (more…)

“Peter Märkli” exhibition of drawings and models at Betts Project

Betts Project is delighted to present a selling exhibition of renowned Swiss architect Peter Märkli, alongside relief-sketches by the sculptor Hans Josephsohn. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, showing works –from his famous ‘Language drawings’ to 3D drawings and models– that are related to selected projects.

 

"Peter Märkli" exhibition view © Betts Project

“Peter Märkli” exhibition view © Betts Project

 

‘The sketch is the germ of an idea, with no detail in it. The sketch has to be kept small, otherwise you’d have to flesh out certain details. It’s like a writer coming up with an idea for a novel. He might be clear that there will be three main characters, but he doesn’t yet know how the plot will unfold. (more…)

“Märkli. Chair of Architecture 2002–2015” at ETH Zurich

With this exhibition and accompanying book, the Architecture Department is paying tribute to Peter Märkli, who ceased his teaching activities at the ETH Zurich in the fall of 2015.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

The exhibits will be displayed in the Main Hall of the ETH Zurich within a site-specific architecture specially designed for this purpose by Peter Märkli himself and Chantal Imoberdorfgta Verlag is publishing a book for the exhibition entitled: Märkli. Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015


 

Practical information

“Märkli. Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015”
February 24 – -April 3, 2016
Mo-Fr 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.–5 p.m
ETH Zurich, Main Hall
Stefano Franscini Platz 5
8093 Zurich

 


Emptiness and boundaries are central themes in Peter Märkli’s teaching of architecture and construction at the ETH Zurich. Structural design involves formulating a conception of life that is reflected in architectural structures.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

The articulation of empty outdoor spaces is as essential as the expression of a façade, the design of the boundary between inside and outside.  As a professor of architecture and construction, Märkli conveyed his conception of architecture to his students. A selection of roughly 110 student projects carried out in his department since 2002 illustrates his concerns and his approach, and attests to the abundance and rich variety of his teaching.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

PETER MARKLI (b. 1953, Switzerland)
Lives and works as an architect in Zürich. Has had his own office in Zürich since 1978. 2002–2015 Chair of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich. Since 2013 visiting professor at the MARCH School of Architecture in Moscow. His buildings include La Congiunta in Giornico (Ticino), a museum for reliefs and half-figures by the Swiss sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1992); the new organ in the Basel Minster (2003); large-scale projects such as the Belvoirpark College of Hotel Management (2014) and a housing block on Gutstrasse (2013) in Zürich, the new Synthes corporate building in Solothurn (2012), an office building on Picassoplatz (2008) and the Novartis Visitor Center (2006) in Basel, the Schule im Birch school building in Zürich (2004), as well as alterations and extensions to the Viktor Hufnagl School facilities in Wörgl, Austria (2003).

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

 

His publications include the monograph Approximations and exhibition catalogues (e.g. for the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). His drawings have been  exhibited in Zürich, Basel, London, Copenhagen, Tokyo and Moscow, among other places.

 

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich @ Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016

Märkli. Chair of Architekture at the ETH Zurich © Photo: Martin Stollenwerk 2016


 

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