by Valerio Olgiati

Fifteen built designs by the celebrated Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati in Bahrain, France, Portugal, the USA and Switzerland




With photographs by Paulo Catrica, Francesca D'Appuzzo, Heinrich Helfenstein, Christian Kerez, Félix Michaud, Mikael Olsson, Bas Princen, and Javier Miguel Verme

1st edition

, 2023

Text in English


196 pages, 79 color illustrations and 16 plans

13.5 x 19 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-283-5


Valerio Olgiatis's latest book is about the beauty of the very varied buildings he has realized to date. This exquisite small volume features them all in seventy-nine striking color photographs, each of them supplemented by a floor plan or section serving as a visual caption. The indoor and outdoor shots demonstrate Olgiati’s intuition for spectacular structures and atmospheric interiors—from the museum for the UNESCO world cultural heritage site in Bahrain to the Céline flagship store in Miami, from the office building for Baloise Insurance’s headquarters in Basel to the bedroom of the French fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière in Paris, from the visitor center of the Swiss National Park to the studio house for the Swiss musician Linard Bardill in Scharans.


Valerio Olgiati, born 1958, is an architect based in in Flims, Switzerland, working on projects for public and private clients in various countries. He has published numerous internationally recognized books, most recently Non-Referential Architecture together with Markus Breitschmid.

Autoren & Herausgeber

«Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Themen, die Olgiati seit Jahren interessieren. [ … ] Built: by Valerio Olgiati ist kein Buch für Personen, die wissen wollen, wie die Architektur von Olgiati genau funktioniert. Auch ist es kein Lesebuch zu seiner Architektur, da ein beschreibender Text fehlt. Aber das Buch ist eine poetische Sammlung von Fotografien seiner errichteten Bauten.» Daniel A. Walser, Bündner Zeitung