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Peter Zumthor
Carlsberg Architectural Prize (1998) Praemium Imperiale
Praemium Imperiale
(2008) Pritzker Prize
Pritzker Prize
(2009) Royal Gold Medal
Royal Gold Medal
(2013)Buildings Therme Vals Kunsthaus Bregenz Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor
(born 26 April 1943) is a Swiss architect whose work is frequently described as uncompromising and minimalist.[1] Though managing a relatively small firm, he is the winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize
Pritzker Prize
and 2013 RIBA
RIBA
Royal Gold Medal.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Recognition 4 Literature4.1 Thinking Architecture 4.2 Atmospheres 4.3 Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor
Therme Vals 4.4 Seeing Zumthor5 Personal 6 Principal works 7 Awards 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Zumthor was born in Basel, Switzerland
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Basel
Basel
Basel
(/ˈbɑːzəl/; also Basle /bɑːl/; German: Basel
Basel
[ˈbaːzl̩]; French: Bâle [bɑːl]; Italian: Basilea [baziˈlɛːa]) is a city in northwestern Switzerland
Switzerland
on the river Rhine. Basel
Basel
is Switzerland's third-most-populous city (after Zürich
Zürich
and Geneva) with about 175,000 inhabitants.[3] Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel
Basel
also has suburbs in France
France
and Germany
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Bund Deutscher Architekten
The Association of German Architects
Association of German Architects
(German: Bund Deutscher Architekten, BDA) is an association of architects founded in 1903 in Germany
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Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
(/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Louise Bourgeois
Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French: [lwiz buʁʒwa] ( listen); 25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010)[1] was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious[2]. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process
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Dia Art Foundation
Coordinates: 40°44′52″N 74°00′25″W / 40.74778°N 74.00694°W / 40.74778; -74.00694 Dia
Dia
Art Foundation is a nonprofit organization that initiates, supports, presents, and preserves art projects
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Walter De Maria
Walter Joseph De Maria[1] (October 1, 1935 – July 25, 2013)[2] was an American artist, sculptor, illustrator and composer, who lived and worked in New York City. Walter de Maria's artistic practice is connected with Minimal art, Conceptual art, and Land art
Land art
of the 1960s. LACMA
LACMA
director Michael Govan said that "I think he's one of the greatest artists of our time." Govan, who worked with De Maria for a number of years, found De Maria's work "singular, sublime and direct."[2]Contents1 Life and career 2 Installations 3 Exhibitions 4 Legacy 5 Literature 6 References 7 External linksLife and career[edit] De Maria was born in 1935 in Albany, California. His parents were the proprietors of a local restaurant in Albany. Walter De Maria's first academic interest was music—first piano, then percussion
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Magdalen College
Magdalen College (/ˈmɔːdlɪn/ MAWD-lin)[2] is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Magdalen is one of the wealthiest colleges in Oxford, with an estimated financial endowment of £180.8 million as of 2014.[3] Magdalen stands next to the River Cherwell
River Cherwell
and has within its grounds a deer park and Addison's Walk
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Academy Of Arts, Berlin
The Academy of Arts (German: Akademie der Künste) is a state arts institution in Berlin, Germany. The task of the Academy is to promote art, as well as to advise and support the states of Germany.[1] The Academy's predecessor organization was founded in 1696 by Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg as the Prussian Academy of Arts, an academic institution in which members could meet and discuss and share ideas. The current Academy was founded on 1 October 1993 as the re-unification of formerly separate East and West German academies.Contents1 Membership 2 Objectives 3 History 4 Sections 5 Awards and honours 6 References 7 External linksMembership[edit] The Academy is an incorporated body of the public right under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany
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Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy
(from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom"[1][2][3][4]) is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[5][6] The term was probably coined by Pythagoras
Pythagoras
(c. 570–495 BCE)
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Tulane University
Tulane University
Tulane University
is a private, nonsectarian research university in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is considered the top university and the most selective institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana.[5][6][7] From a nationwide perspective, U.S. News & World Report categorizes Tulane as "most selective," which is the highest degree of selectivity the magazine offers.[8] The school is known to attract a geographically diverse student body, with 85% of undergraduate students coming from over 300 miles (480 kilometers) away.[9] The school was founded as a public medical college in 1834, and became a comprehensive university in 1847. The institution was made private under the endowments of Paul Tulane
Paul Tulane
and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884
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Narrative
A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images,[1][2] or both
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Phenomenology (philosophy)
Phenomenology (from Greek phainómenon "that which appears" and lógos "study") is the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness. As a philosophical movement it was founded in the early years of the 20th century by Edmund Husserl
Edmund Husserl
and was later expanded upon by a circle of his followers at the universities of Göttingen and Munich in Germany. It then spread to France, the United States, and elsewhere, often in contexts far removed from Husserl's early work.[1] Phenomenology should not be considered as a unitary movement; rather, different authors share a common family resemblance but also with many significant differences. Accordingly:A unique and final definition of phenomenology is dangerous and perhaps even paradoxical as it lacks a thematic focus
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Sumvitg
Sumvitg
Sumvitg
(Romansh pronunciation: [sumvitɕ]) is a municipality in the Surselva Region
Surselva Region
in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
in Switzerland.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Heritage sites of national significance 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Sumvitg
Sumvitg
is first mentioned in 1175 as in Summovico.[3] Geography[edit]Surrein hamlet in Sumvitg Sumvitg
Sumvitg
valley Sumvitg
Sumvitg
has an area, as of 2006[update], of 101.8 km2 (39.3 sq mi). Of this area, 24.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 26.8% is forested
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Versam
Versam
Versam
is a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
in Switzerland. The municipalities of Valendas, Versam, Safien
Safien
and Tenna merged on 1 January 2013 into the new municipality of Safiental.[1]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Transport 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Versam
Versam
is first mentioned in 1050 as a valle Versamia.[2] Geography[edit] Versam
Versam
village church Versam
Versam
had an area, as of 2006[update], of 16.8 km2 (6.5 sq mi). Of this area, 16.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 70.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (10.6%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[3] The former municipality is located in the Ilanz sub-district of the Surselva district
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Biel-Benken
Biel-Benken (Swiss German: Biel-Bängge) is a municipality in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Politics 6 Economy 7 Religion 8 Education 9 Notable residents 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] Benken is first mentioned in 1259 as Beinkon. It was also known as Benken maior to distinguish it from Biel which was known as Benken minor, Buelbenken or Benken inferior.[3] Geography[edit] Biel-Benken has an area, as of 2009[update], of 4.12 square kilometers (1.59 sq mi). Of this area, 2.22 km2 (0.86 sq mi) or 53.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi) or 19.9% is forested
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