Gus Wüstemann Architects is an architectural studio based in Zurich and Barcelona that works on projects on a variety of different scales and researches new types and morphologies for living. Galerie d'Architecture in Paris dedicates an exhibition to a selection of the studio’s recent projects representing the different scales and types of project the studio works on.
The title Total Recall signifies seeing and hearing what is real, independently of programmes and hierarchies, merely with a hint of cultural context. The reference is to the studio’s way of working, a return to independence of thought with architectural projects in which perception of materials, space and hollows, are the key elements in design.
One such example is Stone H, a residential building in Zurich. The massive volume of the building is lightened up by alternating solids and hollows. The H-shaped layout allows the building to have covered patios in the central part, providing plenty of light and privacy for the interiors.
The projects in the exhibition are represented in black and white images emphasising the alternation of solids and hollows, and use of light in the studio’s buildings.
Title: Gus Wüstemann Architects Total Recall
Dates: April 22 – May 18 2016
Location: Paris, France
Images courtesy of La Galerie d'Architecture, photo by Bruno Heibling, Gus Wüstemann Architects