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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
22/12/2017

Peter Moor, AZG Training Center in Buchs (Switzerland)

 
In 2014 the Swiss architect Peter Moor won the competition to build a new center where training in carpentry could be complemented with a more practice-oriented program. Located in Buchs, a city in Switzerland's canton of Zurich, the building stands at the corner of a plot, respecting the heights of the constructions around.

The facade is a wooden structure. This is key to the project, a literal, explicit expression of the building's function. Thin twin columns – a materialization of the art of building with wood – intertwine with the beams that hold up the second floor and the roof. Rhythmic repetition of this framework produces a play of shadows interrupted by the cantilever of the flat roof, which strikes a radical contrast with the verticality of the facade.
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