Architects: Peter Märkli     Photography: Aldo Amoretti     Construction Period:  1992     Location:  Giornico, Switzerland

‘Our profession is an old language and it has a grammar‘.

‘For me the proportion of a building and its part are crucial. Through my studies of various rules of proportion –the Golden Section, the Triangulum, the Modulor and so on- I have developed my own system of proportion. This cannot by itself guarantee a good building, but it is a vital tool’.

‘What arose was not a total works of art, but rather a work that reflects on the ways in which sculpture and architecture might define each other without glossing over the divide that, since the Renaissance, has separated the two spheres. And this is the significance of the project. La Congiunta is a radical architectural meditation, an assertion that, at best, two sovereign works can encounter each other and achieve a correspondence based on a related stance’.

Text provided by the architect.