October 2015 edition of a+u is a special issue on the Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada. With newly taken photographs, the edition introduces 26 of his works ranging from early works in Vrin to current on-going projects.
Much of Caminada’s work has been in Vrin, the Alpine village where he was born and raised. Since the latter half of 1980s, he has designed stables, a sawmill, and other projects rooted in the daily life of the village. By using local materials and techniques, he has provided continuing employment opportunities and economic benefits in the village. At the same time he has worked to develop the Alpine Strickbau building style, breathing new life into this traditional wooden construction technique.