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EXTENSION OF THE WHO HEADQUARTER in Geneva, Switzerland by YTAU Yannick Troubat Architecture Urbanisme

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Article source: YTAU Yannick Troubat Architecture Urbanisme

The WHO headquarter stands on the heights of Geneva, the municipal boundary of Prégny-Chambésy and Grand Saconnex, in the neighborhood of international organizations near Geneva-Cointrin Airport. Today it consists of ten buildings of very disparate quality. After 58 years on the current site of its headquarters in Geneva, WHO has undertaken an extensive renovation project. The purpose of the competition is to build a new building in which the staff will be transferred during the renovation, without disruption to the staff and operations of WHO.

Image Courtesy © Yannick Troubat

Image Courtesy © Yannick Troubat

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SPIRULINE FOUNTAIN in Confignon, Switzerland by BUREAU A

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: BUREAU A

The Spirulina Fountain displaces the culture of landscape architecture and gardening towards contemporary issues of land and urban farming in restrained areas. The fountain constitutes a hybrid, fusing the production basins of the intense blue-green algae with contemplative Italian gardens of the 16th century. More specifically, the form and dimensions of the fountain quotes the water cascades of the Villa Aldobrandini built in 1550 in Frascati, 20 km southeast of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: BUREAU A
  • Project: SPIRULINE FOUNTAIN
  • Location: Parc des Evaux, Confignon, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Construction work: Professional construction training center (CFPC), Ivan Denkinger, Luc Tissot, and students from atelier AFP (carpentry)
  • Plants (English/Latin): Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis

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Trübel in Zürich, Switzerland by L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Article source: L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG

After the removal of border limit clearances only 5m x 9m are left overin this small steep lot at the vineyard at Dielsdorf. With a maximum of 83 m2above-ground level living, this lot has long been considered unbuildable. A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no space on this site.

Image Courtesy © Vito Stallone

Image Courtesy © Vito Stallone

  • Architects: L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG
  • Project: Trübel
  • Location: Rebberg, CH- 8157 Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Vito Stallone
  • Software used: Nemetschek – AllPlan
  • Building Constructor: Private Owner
  • Building Engineer: Bona + Fischer Ingenieurbüro AG
  • Landscape Gardeners: vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AG
  • Light Planner: Lichtblick, Neufeldweg 6
  • Building Physics: WichserAkustik&Bauphysik AG
  • Project and Realisation: 2006 - 2014
  • Lot Size: 291m2

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ANTOINE in Verbier, Switzerland by BUREAU A

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: BUREAU A

The mountains have the power to call for feelings of fascination and fear at the same time. Switzerland has a strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them. The awe and the anxiety that this monumental landscape appeals is reflected in the writings of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, one of the most important Swiss writers. His novels, Derborence, describes the massive rock fall that covered the pastures of the valley of Lizerne in 1714. Antoine, the main character, survives seven weeks under the rocks before he manages to reach his village, and life.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: BUREAU A
  • Project: ANTOINE
  • Location: Les Ruinettes, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Commissioner: 3D Foundation Verbier

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Town hall in saxon, switzerland by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

the village of saxon, situated on the rhône plain, lacked a meeting-place for the various events and celebrations that punctuate the year. the municipal authority chose the centre of the village as the site for a car park, community hall and public open space alongside the church.

Image Courtesy © thomas jantscher

  • Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
  • Project: Town hall
  • Location: saxon, switzerland
  • Photography: thomas jantscher
  • Client: town of saxon
  • Program: town hall and place

Dates :

  • Project: 2010
  • Execution: 2012
  • Sia 116 volume :3’750 m3
  • Construction management: pascal panchaud, saillon
  • Civil engineer/collaboration: alpatec sa, martigny

Trojan Egg in Swiss, Switzerland by Camilo Rebelo

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source:  Camilo Rebelo 

OVO[i] project was a challenge of a deeply restless client, which proposed the construction of a space to install one sculpture from Rui Chafes – Semente[ii]. This room is in the basement of his home in Fideris, located in the Swiss Alps.

This ‘Trojan Egg’ is the first stage of the project OVO. The purpose of this wooden Egg is to create a void, to unveil a new dimension and through it potentiate mystery. Mystery is a condition that is very close to disappear from our civilization. This value is for us one of the main reasons of life, and therefore the Egg is the dimension we choose to express it.

Image Courtesy © Camilo Rebelo

Image Courtesy © Camilo Rebelo

  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo 
  • Project: Trojan Egg
  • Location: Swiss, Switzerland

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International Olympic Committee Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland by 3XN Architecture

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Article source: 3XN Architecture

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected 3XN to design its new headquarters after a multi-stage, international architectural competition that concluded earlier this year. The IOC and 3XN have now released the first renderings of the project, which is located on a 24,000sm site on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new building will bring together 600 employees currently working in disparate offices throughout the city.

Image Courtesy © 3XN Architecture

Image Courtesy © 3XN Architecture

  • Architects: 3XN Architecture
  • Project: International Olympic Committee Headquarters
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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Mühlestrasse residential and studio building in Edlibach, Switzerland by AmreinHerzig

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: AmreinHerzig

The slight rotation compared to the long volumes of the terraced houses and its polygonal form give the tower-like monolithic apartment building a stronger autonomy, thereby benefiting its relationship with the two neighbouring buildings on the other side of the street. This creates a village environment, an expanded street space towards which the building entrances are aligned.

Image Courtesy © AmreinHerzig

Image Courtesy © AmreinHerzig

  • Architects: AmreinHerzig
  • Project: Mühlestrasse residential and studio building
  • Location: Edlibach, Switzerland
  • Project: 2010
  • Built: 2012–2013

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KINDERGARDEN IN STABIO, Switzerland by STUDIO WE

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Article source: STUDIO WE

The kindergarden is a solitary building on a green field. Only paths and walls connect the new building to landscape in order to create a subtle and strong texture of reference points within the site.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Zveiger

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Zveiger

  • Architects: STUDIO WE
  • Project: KINDERGARDEN IN STABIO
  • Location: Stabio (Ticin, Switzerland)
  • Photography:
  • Engineer: Edy Toscano Engineering & Consulting
  • Area: 1848 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • PRINCIPALS: arch. Felix Wettstein, arch. Ludovica Molo
  • TEAM: arch. Andrea Sbernini, arch. Paola Galimberti

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Front Building of Chliriethalle in Oberglatt, Switzerland by Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: Frei + Saarinen Architekten

In 2011, Zurich-based architects Frei + Saarinen won the competition to replace a “front building” that was damaged by a fire. The front-building is so called because it is attached to a triple gymnasium that is also used for events such as concerts, exhibitions, carnival, marriages (with up to 1000 guests), etc.

Image Courtesy © Hannes Henz

Image Courtesy © Hannes Henz

  • Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Project: Front Building of Chliriethalle
  • Location: Chlirietstrasse, 8154 Oberglatt, Switzerland
  • Photography: Hannes Henz, Zürich , Stefan Wuelser
  • Client: Community Oberglatt, Switzerland
  • Type of commission: Competition, 1st Prize (2011)
  • Architecture Team: Frei + Saarinen Architekten GmbH, Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen, with Beat Lengen, Hans-Christian Rufer
  • Engineer: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers: Eternit roof

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