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UNILEVER – Agile Working Hub in Schaffhausen, Switzerland by Evolution Design AG

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Evolution Design AG

With the expansion of the Schaffhausen offices to create the main European hub for Unilever’s Supply Chain Company, Unilever asked Evolution Design to create their new 2‘300 m2 office with an identity that would clearly reflect and represent their core values and visions to employees, clients and visitors alike.

Image Courtesy © Peter Wurmli

  • Architects: Evolution Design AG
  • Project: UNILEVER – Agile Working Hub
  • Location: Spitalstrasse 27 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Peter Wurmli
  • Floor Area: 2’350 m2
  • Completion: June 2011

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Freiluft Barn Conversion in Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland by Freiluft

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: Freiluft

How on earth does one come up with the idea of pouring a huge amount of concrete into an Emmental farmhouse? Certainly, one could find several practical reasons (statics, thermal storage mass or the like…). For us, the house needed something rough and immediate, something that could build up its own world in the former barn and hayloft. A concrete object now cuts through all three floors and supports the old roof. In addition to its structural qualities, it holds all the bathrooms and kitchen accommodations, as well as cabinets and storage space. Large windows open up the view into the impressive attic.

Image Courtesy © Freiluft

  • Architects: Freiluft
  • Project: Freiluft Barn Conversion
  • Location: Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Badminton Hall in Langnau am Albis, Switzerland by Jan Henrik Hansen Architects

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source:  Jan Henrik Hansen Architects

The point of the expansion of the established sports center was the desire to extend the offer to the increasingly popular sport of badminton. The spatial and operational connection to the existing infrastructure with reception, changing rooms and café was at the forefront of the design tasks.

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  • Architects: Jan Henrik Hansen Architects
  • Project: Badminton Hall
  • Location: Langnau am Albis, Switzerland
  • Photography: Roger Frei
  • Clients: SIHL SPORTS, Sihltalstrasse 63, 8135 Langnau am Albis, Switzerland
  • Architecture: Jan Henrik Hansen, Rolf Iseli, Architects ETH SIA
  • Construction start: 1.5.2014
  • Opening: 8.12.2014

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Champs-Meunier Sud in Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA 

The southern part of the newly built Champs-Meunier compound holds 3 buildings. These are scattered following a terrace scheme and sit in a rural context whilst still standing on the border of the city center. The 47 flats are each composed of 3 to 5 rooms and are transversal. The flats are distributed around a central core, allowing the scheme to be simple and efficient.  Moreover, large balconies outspread the living areas, thus permitting the interior / exterior boundary to vanish.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA
  • Project: Champs-Meunier Sud
  • Location: Ch. des Champs-Meunier 11-13-15, 1051 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Client | Investor: Solvalor Fund Management SA
  • Team Lausanne: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Manuel Perez, Nuno Santos, Angela Clua, Thanh Trinh, Roberto Kossi Odi, Sacha Pannatier, Bernard Emonet
  • Structural engineer: Jean-Paul Cruchon & Associés SA
  • Geotechnical EngineerKarakas & Français SA

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Rhône 8 in Genève, Switzerland by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA 

The site comprises an ensemble of five historical buildings owned by UBS which are bounded by rue de la Confédération, rue du Commerce, rue du Rhône, and the historic Passage des Lions in the prestigious neighbourhood of Les Rues-Basses in Geneva. In January 2009, UBS launched a competition for projects to transform these structures in order to bring them up to contemporary standards of use, functionality, safety, and energy efficiency.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA
  • Project: Rhône 8
  • Location: 8, rue du Rhône, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc):
    • Collaborators Lausanne: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Christian Leibbrandt, Fabrizio Giacometti, Manuela Toscan, Jérémy Schaffner, Antoine Barc, Yann Collomb, Nathalie Saegesser, Lionel Peter, Christophe Gachnang, Bernard Freymond, Sacha Pannatier, Fabrice Roulin
    • Collaborators Design: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Claudia Dell’Ariccia, Marie Bürgisser-Jaquier, Juliane Mayor, Marco Turin, Eléonore Junod
    • Client | Investor: UBS SA (Swiss Life SA)
    • Representative to the contracting authorityTekhne SA
    • Structural engineer: Ingphi SA
    • Graphic Design / Signag: RDR design SA
    • Safety engineer: Orqual SA

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Restaurant “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower) in Monte Generoso, Switzerland by Mario Botta Architetti

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Mario Botta Architetti

The new restaurant on the top of Monte Generoso graces the spot where an early twentiethcentury hotel once stood. The location is extraordinary: a small plateau overlooking the precipice on the north side of the mountain, characterised by a mighty rock with a steep 300- 400 metre drop. The impressive rock formation was the deciding factor for creating the “stone flower” – an octagonal building with individual “petals”. On the east front this circular crown provides the space for an observation deck that follows the ridge of the mountain.

Image Courtesy © Enrico Cano

  • Architects: Mario Botta Architetti
  • Project: Restaurant “Fiore di pietra” (stone flower)
  • Location: Monte Generoso, Switzerland
  • Photography: Enrico Cano
  • Client: Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA
  • Civil Engineering: Studio d’Ingegneria Luigi Brenni
  • Useful area: 2500 m² (of which 2140 m² new + 360 m² existing)
  • Volume: 9’200 m³ (of which 8’000 m³ new + 1’200 m³ existing)
  • Project: 2013
  • Construction: 2015-2017

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The new FIM Headquarters in Mies (VD), Switzerland by LOCALARCHITECTURE

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: LOCALARCHITECTURE 

Elegant and iconic, the new headquarters of the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) had to wait ten years before taking shape on a site in the outskirts of Geneva where road and railway meet.

It was in 2006 that LOCALARCHITECTURE and Bureau d’Architecture Danilo Mondada won the competition (conducted by the MEP – Mandat d’Études Parallèles – parallel development selection process) for the extension of the International Motorcycling Federation’s main headquarters in Mies in the canton of Vaud. Following a change of administration at the FIM the project was abandoned. A new selection procedure with invited architects was launched in 2013, with a modified functional programme. At this point the mandate was awarded to LOCALARCHITECTURE.

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  • Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE
  • Project: The new FIM Headquarters
  • Location: Route de Suisse 11, CH-1295 Mies (VD), Switzerland
  • Photography: MatthieuGafsou and JoelTettamanti
  • Client: FIM – Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (International Motorcycling Federation)
  • Construction management: Thinka Architecture studio, Onex
  • Civil engineering: INGENI, Ingénierie Structurale, Carouge
  • Heating/Ventilation/Plumbing/Electricity engineers: Amstein Walthert, Geneva
  • Acoustical engineering: Architecture & Acoustique SA, Geneva
  • Lighting: Etienne Gillabert, Paris

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Atelier Bardill in Scharans, Switzerland by Valerio Olgiati

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: Valerio Olgiati

The Bardill Studio building has replaced an old barn in the protected centre of the village of Scharans. Building permission was granted by the local authorities on the condition that the new building would have exactly the same volume as the old barn.

Image Courtesy © Valerio Olgiati

  • Architects: Valerio Olgiati
  • Project: Atelier Bardill
  • Location: Scharans, Switzerland
  • Volume: 665 m3
  • End of construction: August 2007 (more…)

Parterre One in Kaserne Basel, Switzerland by FOCKETYN DEL RIO STUDIO

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Article source: FOCKETYN DEL RIO STUDIO

Parterre One is located in Kaserne Basel, a heritage protected ensemble in the heart of Basel. Kaserne used to be military barracks and has been converted into a cultural hub for the last 50 years, since the army left. Our client had a new vision for his corner: he had a restaurant, a bar, and a venue that were next to each other but never worked together. Our mission was to make one cultural and leisure pole with the three of them.  Within this frame the project became an architectural geode: an existing building with refreshed facades and a surprising interior around a thunderbolt gallery.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: FOCKETYN DEL RIO STUDIO
  • Project: Parterre One
  • Location: Kaserne Basel, Switzerland
  • Photograpy: Adrià Goula
  • Gross Built area: 500 m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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2 HOUSES IN 1 in MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND by SBSA I Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Article source: SBSA I Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati 

The project fits into a small plot in a highly inclined terrain overlooking the Geneva Lake. It is a urban plot where it is allowed a building of 4 levels above the floor of the garage. The shape of the building comes from the need to rework an existing project according to the Swiss town planning regulations: the result was an irregular and faceted prism.

Image Courtesy © SBSA I Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati

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