Helveticia

The Swiss Embassy in Washington is comprised of a spacious landscape with two buildings.  The newer of the embassy buildings is an epitomizing statement of minimalist architectural aesthetics.  The plan is a clear evocation of the national symbol, the cruciform, which can be found in many levels of detail on the site, down to the permeable paving units in the drive and the pattern of the mechanical air intake vents on the older mid-twentieth century modernist embassy building.

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