Brothers Piet and Wim Eckert founded E2A, an architecture office based in Zurich, Switzerland. In their willingness to take risks, their style dominates the eye with solid design of strong truss structure and clear vertical and horizontal lines. Beginning with a candid discussion about their early influences like the Ticino School and Hans Kollhoff, this issue then devotes a full section to their models, crafted with such precision that they are often likened to works of art. Photographs and descriptions of their projects reveal a surprising portfolio, from a mountaintop visitor centre in Japan to creating a pristine place of mourning at a crematorium in Switzerland.
208 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English