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.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.