Kurt Hauenstein is an architect from Zurich who has modernized a number of houses in the village of Fläsch in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. His own 18th century house there is outstanding.
Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor is regarded as one of the world's most outstanding architects. Inspired by the environment surrounding a building, Zumthor has designed award-winning buildings like the Therme Vals.
The writer Hermann Hesse praised his beloved Swiss Alps to the skies, although the other tourists in the Engadine Valley really got on his nerves.
Voters have cast ballots on introducing easier naturalization procedures for noncitizens whose families have lived in Switzerland for three generations. There were also referendums on tax laws and a 2026 Olympic bid.
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