Grant Gibson is an architecture writer living in Farnham, England. Leaving behind a cold, miserable day, Gibson found himself having an impromptu barbecue on the balcony of Christof Meili and Farzaneh Moinian's modern home outside Zurich, Switzerland. "It turns out I was a little overdressed." he reports. "I realized I wasn't going to require the wooly overcoat and the heavy cords when Christof met me off the plane wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. "

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