Photographs of the work of Peter Zumthor by Hélène Binet

Photographs of work by architect Peter Zumthor, taken by London photographer Hélène Binet, will be on show at the Gabrielle Ammann Gallery in Cologne next week.


Zumthor was named 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate earlier this year - see our previous story.

Top image and above: Brother Klaus Field Chapel


The exhibition opens on 4 September and continues until 6 November.

Above: Brother Klaus Field Chapel


Above: Brother Klaus Field Chapel

Here's some more information from Gabrielle Ammann Gallery:


Hélène Binet
'Photographs of the work of Peter Zumthor'

September 4 - November 6, 2009
Opening: September 4, 6-10 pm


Under the title 'Photographs of the work of Peter Zumthor' gabrielle ammann // gallery presents the solo-exhibition of photographer Hélène Binet. The exhibition will run from September 4, 2009 to November 6, 2009.

Above: Brother Klaus Field Chapel


For twenty years Hélène Binet has photographed contemporary architecture and co-operated world-wide with the most renowned architects such as David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelblau, Daniel Libeskind, Sauerbruch Hutton and Peter Zumthor.

Above: Brother Klaus Field Chapel


She expresses the uniqueness of architecture, lets light and shade take effect, seizes walls and openings, corners and curves, to express through the use of her camera a personal point of view.

Above: Thermal Bath Vals


The photographs reflect Binet’s interpretation of the building, resulting in her work separating itself from pure documentation to a work of art.

Above: Thermal Bath Vals


The exhibition at gabrielle ammann // gallery concentrates on the architecture of the current Pritzker Prize Laureate, Peter Zumthor.

Above: Thermal Bath Vals


Hélène Binet has co-operated for over 10 years with Peter Zumthor and photographically recorded and also artistically interpreted all of his buildings.

Above: Thermal Bath Vals


Binet’s photographs of the Therme Vals (CH) bear witness to a great poetic energy and demonstrate how nature, water and stone interact in this building.

Above: Thermal Bath Vals


With the works for the Kunstmuseum Kolumba of the Archbischop of Cologne (D) she focuses on the details of architecture and the interaction of light and shadow, which give this building a very special charm, and which Binet makes visible.

Above: Thermal Bath Vals


For the first time world-wide works are shown of Feldkapelle für den Heiligen Bruder Klaus, Mechernich Wachendorf (D).

Above: Kolumba Art museum of the diocese of Cologne


Hélène Binet was born in Geneva, studied photography in Rome and lives and currently works in London. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

Above: Kolumba Art museum of the diocese of Cologne 


In Autumn/Winter 2009 a book will be released by Phaidon Publishing House documenting her past completed works.

Above: Kolumba Art museum of the diocese of Cologne 


Above: Kolumba Art museum of the diocese of Cologne