Swiss studio Rossetti + Wyss, founded in 2000 by architects Nathalie Rossetti and Mark Aurel Wyss, is the subject of the exhibition underway throughout the Christmas holidays at Galerie d'Architecture in Paris.
From project conception to construction, Rossetti + Wyss’s modus operandi is characterised by an ongoing process of synthesis and verification of different elements to create an architectural manufacture that is as close as possible to the original concept.
The architects strive for a simplicity that emphasises the spatial and structural solutions used in their projects, which are never banal and are oriented toward a moderate attitude. Economical use of these means, natural balance and equilibrium with context, and a focus on people are the strong points of projects by Rossetti + Wyss. The projects selected for the exhibition are examples of this way of working, including the Gottshalden house, built in a green area with a panoramic view over Lake Zurich. The house is made entirely of wood, from the walls to the roof, interrupted only by the different geometric shapes of the flush windows: a solution which gives the building a quality of plasticity and which makes the house appear in silhouette when the lights are on in the evening. This achieves the simplicity and extreme synthesis the architects seek.
On the occasion of the exhibition, on January 12 architects Nathalie Rossetti and Mark Aurel Wyss will hold a conference at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris.
Title: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten – fingerprints exhibition
Dates: 8 December – 13 January 2018
Conference on 12 January at Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 21 Boulevard Morland 75004 Paris
Location: La Galerie d'Architecture, Paris – France
Photos: Lorenz Bettler, Jürg Zimmermann