Through Along and Above by Nigel Peake
In 2014, architect Nigel Peake was invited by the Arts Committee of Vaudoise Assurances to provide a graphic reinterpretation of its head office in three monumental drawings. The building, designed by Jean Tschumi and completed in 1956, is the first example of corporate architecture in French-speaking Switzerland during the post-war period. Done in graphite, ink, and watercoulor, these drawings prescribe the sequence of the book, both in its narrative dimension and in its formal concept. Each drawing is presented as a series of fragments – macroscopic views that show the attentive detail given to their execution. Together they exude flatness, distance, clarity, and void.