What happens when Bauhaus ideals, béton brut aesthetics and Swiss engineering combine to build a workshop for masonry apprentices in postwar Basel?
Answer: probably one of the most elegant concrete origami in the world. If beauty is reduction, the architects serve it up here: concrete folds, glass fronts and plenty of air form a plain shed in the size of a church hall (the folded roof spans over 30 metres!). The result is a timeless piece of brutally pure brilliance. Today, Masonry Hall doubles as a lecture hall and multi-purpose space. From their accurately lined-up desks, students can enjoy the play of light on the concrete expanse or ponder about the whistling sound hot concrete makes when you spill a cold drink on it.