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Educational and occupational training establishment in Saint-Maurice, Switzerland by Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Article source: Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

The new school building is located in the proposed strategic place at the entrance to the city of Saint-Maurice and has the advantage of providing a new urban front to the Avenue des Terraux.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann, architectes dipl. EPFL FAS SIA
  • Project: Educational and occupational training establishment
  • Location: Chemin de la Tuilerie, St-Maurice, VD, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher, Clarens
  • Collaborator: Thomas Wegener – Jessica Guiliani – Alexandre Gobbini
  • Building client: Cycle d’orientation association, Commune of Saint-Maurice
  • Building managment: Regtec SA, Lausanne
  • Structural engineering: Kurmann & Cretton SA, Monthey (more…)

Neubau höhere Fachschule für Gesundheit in Luzern, Switzerland by Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

The project seeks to initiate a pattern clearly identifying the hospital campus on Spitalstrasse. With already two buildings of about 35m height, adding a third one makes the pattern evident. An important benefit of the slightly higher than average structure is the – in our eyes very necessary – casualness of the surrounding space, that so could become more convenient and less tight.

Image Courtesy ©  Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

Image Courtesy ©  Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

  • Architects: Maier Hess Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Neubau höhere Fachschule für Gesundheit
  • Location: Luzern, Switzerland
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2015, Artlantis R and Pixelmator

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SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE in Egolzwil, Switzerland by dolmus Architekten

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: dolmus Architekten 

The single-family house integrates into the steep topography of the lot. The basement floor contains the garage. The entrance area and ancillary rooms are placed in the ground floor. The upper floor is used as the actual living and sleeping area.

Image Courtesy © Aynur Turunc

Image Courtesy © Aynur Turunc

  • Architects: dolmus Architekten 
  • Project: SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE
  • Location: Egolzwil ,Switzerland
  • Photography: Aynur Turunc, Luzern
  • HVS engineer: Lanowa AG, Hohenrain (LU)
  • Electrical engineer: Geltech AG, Hochdorf (LU)
  • Year of completion: 2014

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Library, game library and municipal administration in Spiez, Switzerland by bauzeit architekten GmbH

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: bauzeit architekten GmbH

As part of a two steps project’s competition organized in 2010 for the new library of the city of Spiez, the jury awarded the first place to the “Buchwert” project (“book-treasure”, word game of the term « book value ») designed by ‘bauzeit architekten’ office in Biel.

Image Courtesy © bauzeit architekten gmbh

Image Courtesy © bauzeit architekten gmbh

  • Architects: bauzeit architekten GmbH
  • Project: Library, game library and municipal administration
  • Location: Sonnenfelstrasse, CH-3700 Spiez, Switzerland
  • Client: Municipality Spiez
  • Competition: 1. Price 2010
  • Project: 2011-2013
  • Construction: 2013-2014
  • Costs (BKP2): 7.8 Mio Swiss franc
  • Volume (SIA 116): 9’902m3

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House with one wall in Zurich, Switzerland by Christian Kerez Zürich AG

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Christian Kerez Zürich AG 

A two-family house is a building with a wall that divides it into two halves. The dividing wall is the only wall in the entire house. It cannot be crossed anywhere. It has to fulfill functions conventionally assigned to several architectural elements. It is the load bearing structure and the installation core, its folds define all of the rooms and it determines how the view from the entirely glazed building is divided between the two living units. The simplicity of the concept, the reduction of the architecture to a single element, creates substantial dependence and, in turn, makes the building very complex. It is only through that dependence that the wall acquires a compelling and cogent character although, in itself, it can follow any chosen course.

Exterior_Walter_Mair, Image Courtesy © Christian Kerez Zürich AG

Exterior_Walter_Mair, Image Courtesy © Christian Kerez Zürich AG

  • Architects: Christian Kerez Zürich AG
  • Project: House with one wall
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Project team: Jürg Keller, Andreas Skambas, FumikoTakahama, Ute Burdelski, RyuichiInamochi
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug, Joseph Schwartz
  • Facade: Krapf AG, St-Gallen
  • Construction Management: BGS, Rapperswil

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World Health Organization intervention in Geneva, Switzerland by LATITUDE

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Article source: LATITUDE

The New Building of the World Health Organization (WHO) will replace a number of temporary buildings at the Headquarters site in Genève. The New Building will be one of three buildings that comprise the WHO Headquarters. The Main Building, designed by Bernard Tschumi, will continue to be the primary representation of the WHO.

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

  • Architects: LATITUDE
  • Project: World Health Organization intervention
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Year: 2015
  • Type: Competition
  • Status: Proposal
  • Client: World Health Organization
  • Program: 22,000qm for office space and common facilities
  • Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucia Bravo Guinea

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Hut Near the Lac de Joux in Le Pont, Switzerland by Kunik de Morsier architectes

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Kunik de Morsier architectes

It is in the very special geography of the Swiss Jura, near the Lac de Joux (which freezes over in Winter), close to the ski slopes, hiking trails and bike routes where the R. family wished to settle. It is in this very special universe that the architects designed a singular space in response to the location and needs of the family by establishing strong relationships between inner spaces and territory.

Image Courtesy © Eik Frenzel

Image Courtesy © Eik Frenzel

  • Architects: Kunik de Morsier architectes 
  • Project: Hut Near the Lac de Joux
  • Location: Rue du Mollendruz 5, Le Pont, Switzerland
  • Photography: Eik Frenzel
  • Collaborators: Guillaume de Morsier, Valentin Kunik
  • Area: 160sqm
  • Year: 2015

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OVO in Fideris, Switzerland by Camilo Rebelo

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Camilo Rebelo

EGG project was an order from a client full of restlessness – OJ.
OJ acquired a sculpture, called ‘Seed’, of the contemporary Portuguese artist Rui Chafes. The piece built in iron finds its purpose in the universality of OJ’s mind that seeks values such as origin, purity and universal mystery.

In a second stage, OJ threw us the challenge to design and build a space to receive and expose the ‘Seed’, promoting a deep reflection between Art and Architecture. The designed space is in the basement of his home in Fideris, located in the Swiss Alps.

Image Courtesy © Patricio Guedes

Image Courtesy © Patricio Guedes

  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo
  • Project: OVO
  • Location: Fideris, Switzerland
  • Photography: Patricio Guedes
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Solidworks
  • Client: O. J.
  • Collaborators: Patricio Guedes
  • Project partner – sculptor: Rui Chafes
  • Engineering coordination: GOP – Gabinete de Organização e Projectos Lda. (more…)

Meilen Bus Stops in Switzerland by ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Architecture firm ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss* has completed the first five solar-powered bus stops for the town Meilen close to Zurich, Switzerland. The design incorporates site-specific information, based on the rich cultural and historic background of Meilen through perforated panels.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)
  • Project: Meilen Bus Stops
  • Location: 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch Photography
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client: Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Back wall panels and structure: Steel (galvanized and powder-coated)
  • Glass: LSG with digital print
  • Bench: Larch (pressure-impregnated)
  • Companies involved:
  • Steel construction: Pletscher + Co.
  • Steel construction planning: psMetalltechnik GmbH

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Bernex City Hall in Switzerland by Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

The City of Bernex is located in the urban ring of Geneva. Under the pressure of real estate development, it is undergoing expansion and evolving its status as a city from a place with rural character into an urban area.

The new city hall building completes the administrative center of Bernex. It creates with the two existing buildings, a public plaza. This space is dedicated to organizing numerous activities such as official ceremonies, markets, festivals, and so on.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

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