One of the most important architects of our time. Visit Therme Vals in the Vals valley, Switzerland, if you can! It is an amazing building and inspired me to write the track “Kaverne [Itrct]. It also has a room with music specifically written for it and is interesting not only for the building itself, but also how sound works in there.
In case you missed it live, we now have the full video of Michael Govan’s conversation with Peter Zumthor from earlier this week. In this talk Govan and Zumthor cover a handful of the architect’s prior projects—including his museums in Bregenz and Cologne, a collaboration with Louise Bourgeois at the edge of the Arctic Circle, and an as-yet unrealized building designed to house a single sculpture by Walter De Maria.
Following that, the two get into the ideas behind Zumthor’s design for a proposed building at LACMA—which would be the first building in the U.S. for the Pritzker Prize-winning architect.
You can see more images of the new building here or, even better, come to LACMA and see the (six-ton!) model up close. Trust me when I say the photographs do not do it justice. Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA is open to members starting today, and opens to the public on Sunday.