Architectural Research Quarterly

Design

Concepts and material associations in the work of Gigon/Guyer

Charles Rattraya1 and Graeme Huttona2

a1 The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture Robert Gordon University Garthdee Aberdeen AB107QB United Kingdom

a2 The School of Architecture University of Dundee Faculty of Duncan of Jordanstone Dundee DD14HN United Kingdom

Zürich architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer display an enjoyment of the realities – both physical and intellectual – of architectural production and, to this extent, can be seen as part of a prevailing pattern in northern Switzerland. This paper comments on their work and shows it also to be creatively critical, subverting a number of modern orthodoxies and supplanting them with an affective internal logic.