Peter Zumthor: Real and Imagined Buildings

Peter Zumthor talk about ‘Real and Imagined Buildings’.

Peter Zumthor, internationally acclaimed Swiss architect, gives a rare interview in which he reveals his thoughts on imagined buildings, dreams and architectural time.

Including footage of his Thermal Baths, Vals and Saint Benedict’s Chapel, Sumtvitg, Zumthor responds to the depiction of the stable in Ercole de’ Roberti’s ‘Nativity’, about 1490, by declaring “a good building should have a soul.”

This film is one of five giving contemporary perspectives on the National Gallery exhibition ‘Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting’ (30 April – 21 September 2014).


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