Vortex: The Architecture of a Circle
Philip Jodidio (Author)
Pre-Order Ships Jun 01, 2021
DescriptionA study of the striking Vortex building in Lausanne, Switzerland, the home for the athletes of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Edited and authored by the renowned architecture expert Philip Jodidio, this book is dedicated to a new, eye-catching building by the Swiss architecture firm Dürig AG located in Lausanne, also known as the Olympic Capital. As the structure's name suggests, Vortex is an 88-foot-high tower in the shape of a circular crown, rising around a 1.7-mile-long single ramp. Its spiraling movement creates an emblematic shape reminiscent of Olympic rings--a fitting tribute for a building that housed the 1,700 talented young athletes who competed in January 2020's Winter Youth Olympic Games. Over 130 photographs, sketches, plans, and models illuminate this enormous undertaking, while Jodidio's informative text offers detailed insight into the phases of design and construction. Imagery of circular references from art, architecture, and nature also highlight the inspiration behind the building's extraordinary shape. Printed in Italy using the finest European papers, this new volume is a beautiful ode to Vortex and Lausanne's forward-looking spirit.
Rizzoli International Publications
June 01, 2021
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About the Author
Philip Jodidio is a specialist in modern architecture. As well as having held the post of editor in chief of the art magazine Connaissance des Arts for over twenty years, he is the author of over one hundred books on architecture and contemporary art.