Timeless Architecture at Audemars Piquet's La Maison des Fondateurs

September 11, 2014 11:04 PM

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Timeless Architecture at Audemars Piquet's La Maison des Fondateurs

I often say that watchmaking and architecture are akin. Probably the most irrefutable reference for this is assertion is Le Corbusier whom emerged from his training as a watchmaker in La Chaux-de-Fonds to be one of the pioneers of modern architecture, as we know it today. For those unfamiliar, La Chaux-de-Fonds is a small city in Switzerland, which is the home of the International Museum of Watch Making.

Fast-forward to 2014 in Le Brassus, Switzerland, and rock-star architect Bjarke Ingels, Founder of BIG, has completed the design for La Maison des Fondateurs, an expansion of the headquarters of Audemars Piquet. Readers may be familiar with Bjarke, as I did jump a fence together with Bjarke and inte...

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