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Place, Function and Form
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Place, Function and Form

Place, Function and Form

A double portrait of the two Grisons architects Gion A.Caminada and Peter Zumthor

1997

Architecture Film

24 Min

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Synopsis

A double portrait of the two Grisons architects Gion A.Caminada and Peter Zumthor. The two architects Gion A.Caminada and Peter Zumthor both live and work in the Grisons Canton, one that lives from its impressive Alpine scenery and ski slopes. In the wavering between rustic tradition, on the one hand, and the leisure industry, on the other hand, both architects seek simplicity, essence, and minimalism, while coming to different architectural solutions in doing so. Accordingly, the film is also a study of tradition and modernism in Alpine architecture. Zumthor’s thermal bath in Vals, which at the time of filming was still under construction and is meanwhile world renowned, can be cited as a successful example of Alpine construction.

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Crew

Director
Christoph Schaub

Producer
Christoph Schaub, Schaub Filmproduktion GmbH

Cinematographer 
Matthias Kälin

Editor 
Christoph Schaub

Location Sound 
Martin Witz

Festivals

International Premiere at the Dok. Filmfestival Leipzig 2018 - International Competition

Solothurn Filmfestival 2019 Prix de publique

  • Melbourne Design Week, Australia
  • Copenhagen Architecture Festival AAFx 4.-14.4.

Dog.Fest München 8.-19.5. Best of Festival

Docs Against Gravity Warschau 10.-19.5

Docaviv - The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival 8.5. - 19.5.