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House Lombardo in Vernate, Switzerland by PHILIPP ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: PHILIPP ARCHITEKTEN

High above Lake Lugano, this impressive villa designed by Philipp Architekten – Anna Philipp is set in fantastic surroundings with a stunning view. The clients had already lived in Lugano for many years before they decided to move up onto the mountain. The house consists of four levels which all have to be crossed before reaching the top located residential area. The aim was to gain the best benefit of the unique panoramic view.

Image Courtesy © Udo Geisler

  • Architects: PHILIPP ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: House Lombardo
  • Location: Vernate, Switzerland
  • Photography: Udo Geisler
  • Planning period: 6 months before starting construction, then during construction period
  • Construction period: 2010 – 2011

Property

  • Situation: steep slope
  • Size: approx. 1.120 m²

Greenhouse Botanical Garden in Grueningen, Switzerland by idA

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: idA 

The new pavilion at the botanical garden at Grueningen relates strongly to its context. The design was inspired by the surrounding forest, not the built environment. Both the formal vocabulary and the structural concept derive from nature. The pavilion is conceived to harmonize with and expand the forest.

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

  • Architects: idA
  • Project: Greenhouse Botanical Garden
  • Location: Grueningen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Markus Bertschi, Ladina Bischof
  • Client: Zuercher Kantonalbank
  • Completion: 2012
  • Area: 180m2

ST. URSEN CATHEDRAL in SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND by Flury und Rudolf Architekten AG

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

WSDG Acoustic Expertise Aids Comprehensive Restoration Effort

SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND:  Begun in 1762, and completed in 1773, the St. Ursen Cathedral has long-served as the focal point for both worship and tourism in Switzerland’s most significant baroque town. In early January 2011, a mentally disturbed person set a fire which wreaked massive damage throughout the Cathedral’s 2000 + sq. ft. congregation hall.  When the smoke cleared, the entire white/gray lime rock interior, which had shone like marble for centuries, was encrusted with a foul grayish residue.  The Cathedral was closed to the public and a plan for restoration developed.

St. Ursen Cathedral Exterior during restoration Photo credit: WSDG

  • Architects: Flury und Rudolf Architekten AG
  • Project: ST. URSEN CATHEDRAL
  • Location: SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND
  • Photography: WSDG, Guido Schenker, Flury und Rudolf Architekten AG

Suurstoffi Development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland by SEFAR® Architecture

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

An iridescent glass façade created with SEFAR® Architecture Vision dresses up a high-rise building in ‘Suurstoffi,’ a new mixed-use development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland. Vision produces a shimmering metal patchwork from the outside in and clear views from the inside out.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Architects: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: Suurstoffi Development
  • Location: Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland

not guilty in Zürich, Switzerland by Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

The Swiss restaurant chain “not guilty” is the embodiment of honest and nutritious foods, imaginatively prepared into many different salads and snacks.The downtown Zurich location, opened in 2013, is now the 3rd location of the “not guilty” expansion to have opened.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
  • Project: not guilty
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • CLIENT: not guilty Management GmbH
  • YEAR: April 2013
  • SIZE: 230 m², sqm
  • TEAM: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Alexander Fehre, Felix Rabe, Katja Heinemann, Tanja Ziegler
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN: Sonja Schneider

Bada Bing in Montreux, Switzerland by Bureau A

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: Bureau A

James Gandolfini died on the 19th of June 2013, a few weeks before the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival. He was the leading character of one of HBO’s best series: The Sopranos. He embodied the complete range of clichés of the Italian American mafia developed beforehand by great film directors such as Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfellas in 1990 for the first, The Godfather in 1972 for the second).

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

THE REVITALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KAPPEL MONASTERY in Zürich, SWITZERLAND by Atelier Kempe Thill

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with BBZ landscape architects has recently won the invited international competition for the revitalization / development of Kappel Monastery near Zürich / Switzerland, a protected historical monumental complex that today serves as a seminar hotel and educational centre of the protestant church of Zürich.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: THE REVITALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KAPPEL MONASTERY
  • Location: Zürich, SWITZERLAND
  • Client: Verein Kappelerhof
  • Landscape architect: BBZ Bern GmbH
  • Budget (2013): 14 Mio

holiday home in Vitznau, Switzerland by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Lischer Partner Architekten Planer

The clients’ desire was to live in a timber house. However, the challenging geology, the exceptional hillside location and the existing environment prompted us to design a solid construction in which the hard shell of the concrete facade encases and protects the soft core of the timber house. The prefabricated timber frame cassettes were erected, sealed and insulated on site and clad with single skin concrete. The timber construction stands as ‘a house in a house’. In combination with the concrete shell, it was possible to optimise its load bearing dimensions as it does not have to resist any shear forces.

Image Courtesy © Lischer Partner Architekten Planer

329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank, 2013 in Dottikon, Switzerland by Zimoun

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Article source: Studio Zimoun

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

Image Courtesy © Studio Zimoun

  • Architects: Zimoun
  • Project: 329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank, 2013
  • Location: Dottikon, Switzerland
  • Copyright: Studio Zimoun
  • Artist: Zimoun
  • Dimensions: 9.4m x 12.8m height,  30.8 x 42 ft.
  • Credits: Architecture and consulting by Hannes Zweifel. Assisted from Studio Zimoun by Florian Bürki, Ulf Kallscheidt, Janis Weidner, Marlene, Hirtreiter and Annie Rüfenacht. Making-of video by Florian Bürki. Lighting system designed and developed by Davide Groppi., Landscape architecture by Hannes Zweifel and Samuel Interbitzi. Project coordination on-site in Dottikon by Bruno Bachmann., Constructive engineering by Hans Jörg Baumann and Arthur Hauser.

Gottshalden in zurich, Switzerland by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten 

The house in Gottshalden is located on a plateau over the Lake Zurich. It is set in green surroundings with a high quality of life, dominated by agriculturaluse. The volume exhibits a unified design, with a reduced, sharp-angled timber facade. The furniture-like wooden skin defines both walls and rooftops, covering the exterior in a single material, unbroken. The various geometries lend the structure plasticity, while the windows flush with the exterior, are emphasized with lighter-colored reveals.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

  • Architects: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
  • Project: Gottshalden
  • Location: zurich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jürg Zimmermann
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Netto surface area: 320 m2
  • Site area: 2’300 m2
  • Project leader: Claudio Sticca
  • Supporting structure: Dr. Lüchinger+MeyerBauingenieure AG, Zürich Switzerland
  • Electro planning: ZürcherElektroplanungen AG, St. Gallen Switzerland
  • Heating and ventilation planning: Geiger AG, WädenswilSwitzerland
  • Building physics: BWS Bauphysik AG, Winterthur Switzerland
  • Execution: October 2010, May 2012
  • Software used: Topcad
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