Holzer Kobler Architekturen (ed.)
Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Mise en scène
Holzer Kobler Architekturen was founded in 2004 by Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler. Both are known as pioneers in the design of exhibitions. A multitude of projects have been created since they founded the firm. Their first large joint project was the design of the der Arteplage Yverdon for the Expo 02, as well as the exhibition concept for Swish and the Heimatfabrik. A large number of projects in the field of tension between exhibition design, interior design and architecture have been created in the last few years, among them the extensive redesign of the permanent exhibitions for the Swiss National Museum. They designed the sculptural building of the visitors’ centre as well as the exhibition inside for the sensational discovery of the Nebra Sky Disk.
In addition Holzer and Kobler have created many new buildings, mall settings and conversions of existing buildings, like the area of the former salami factory “Cattaneo” in greater Zurich.
Holzer and Kobler works are distinguished by atmospheric, memorable images. Playful and provocative at once, they elicit an emotional response from the viewer. Scenography and architecture confront one another in an inspiring interplay. While the architectural designs serve the narrative elements, the exhibition projects are like architectural experiments.
Mise en scène is the first comprehensive monograph about Holzer Kobler Architekturen. 25 projects are presented with many illustrations. One series shows the work method of the office. Essays by Angelika Fitz and Stefan Trüby as well as a wide ranging interview, moderated by Martin Heller and Christoph Bürkle, elucidate the work.
Holzer Kobler on Swiss Radio DRS2 http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/reflexe/auf-der-suche-nach-lesbaren-architekturen