PRINT Summer 2000


Dream Houses

Lest you think that all is Sturm und Drang in the Swiss scene, two building projects—one coming to completion this summer, the other just breaking ground—are happy occasions, replete with star international architects and promising programs.

The Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, long a partner with the Kunstmuseum Basel, recently established the Laurenz Foundation to support a curious hybrid building there called the Viewing Warehouse. “The project came to me out of a bad dream I’ve been having about poodles,” Maja Oeri says mischievously. Oeri is the president of the Hoffmann Foundation—actually a third-generation president. “My grandmother, Maja Hoffmann, created the foundation and made a contract with the Kunstmuseum in 1941 that they show whatever they want of the collection. The two crucial mandates are conservation and to not just collect but to exhibit our art. But with

to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and get the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the Summer 2000 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.