“House Tour” takes you on a visual journey through the architectural interior of contemporary Swiss housing. At first glance, it may seem like there is nothing to see in such pictures—a door or two, some white walls, a parquet floor—but comparing and contrasting these images reveals a new world, a kind of architectural labyrinth with its own norms, its own habits and its own secrets. What are the hidden logics behind this peculiar genre of representation? Sixteen scholars, from architectural historians to anthropologists, survey the landscape of the contemporary interior in an attempt to develop perspectives from which we can understand its topology, its past and its all-consuming present.
In addition to the publication, a simple one-page website about the project has been made. The Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Biennial Venice 2018 won the Golden Lion for their astonishing exhibition Svizzera 240: House Tour as the best national participation.