2009 Pritzker Prize Laureate: Peter Zumthor!

We've long admired the work of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. That's why we were pleased as punch to find he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize this year.

In honor of his achievement, we've gathered some photos of his residential work to share with you here.

From humble to grand, modern glass to ancient timbers, each and every one of his projects resonates with thoughtful construction and rich beauty...


1 exterior of the Gugalun House, photo: Marloes Faber

2 Gugalun House, photo: Helene Binet

3 interior detail at Gugalun House

4, 5 exterior views of Luzi House, photos: Walter Mair

6 exterior of the Leis House, via Daily Icon
7 the reading room inside of Gugalun, via Stories of Houses
8 Zumthor Studio facade drawing
9 exterior view of Zumthor Studio, photo: Dan Carney
10 exterior of the Zumthor Residence, via Abitare

For more information on Zumthor's 2009 award, see the Pritzker Architecture Prize page.