Swiss Window Journeys Architectural Field Notes

Chair of Architectural Behaviorology, ETH Zurich, Momoyo Kaijima, Simona Ferrari, Lena Stamm, Joel Zimmerli, eds.


Momoyo Kaijima's chair of Architectural Behaviorology at ETH Zurich, has conducted fieldwork research on Swiss windows based on themes such as "Farming and Production," "Dwelling and Trading," or "Caring and Healing." The book comprises drawings representing the complex network of windows and texts that examine the various historical, technological, and socioeconomic conditions that make up each space, providing an ecological perspective on the role of windows as a tool for resourceful living practices. In addition, interviews with nine Swiss architects shed light on the challenges of window design in the contemporary architectural process. This book was published with the financial support of the Window Research Institute.

Conversations include Christine Binswanger and Raúl Mera (Herzog & de Meuron), Mario Botta, Gion A. Caminada, François Charbonnet (Made in), Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer, Silke Langenberg, Peter Märkli, Elli Mosayebi and Ron Edelaar (EMI Architekt*innen)

  • Details
    • Published by gta Verlag
    • 21 × 28.4 cm, softcover
    • 224 pages
    • 531 illustrations
    • 39 EUR
    • 2023
    • ISBN 978-3-85676-458-6
    • Text in English
  • Table of contents
    • 9 Windows as tools for living
    • 12 Maps
    • 18 Conversation with Gion A. Caminada
    • 23 Farming and producing
    • 48 Conversation with Silke Langenberg
    • 53 Manufacturing and processing
    • 70 Conversation with Peter Märkli
    • 75 Dwelling and trading
    • 92 Conversation with Elli Mosayebi and Ron Edelaar (EMI Architekt*innen)
    • 97 Cohabiting and exchanging
    • 112 Conversation with Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer
    • 117 Residing and vacationing
    • 136 Conversation with Mario Botta
    • 141 Archiving and preserving
    • 158 Conversation with Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein
    • 163 Networking and transporting
    • 182 Conversation with François Charbonnet (Made in)
    • 187 Caring and healing
    • 206 Conversation with Christine Binswanger and Raúl Mera (Herzog & de Meuron)
    • 211 Window wisdoms
    • 213 Appendix