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Villa Préfabriqué in Collonges, Switzerland by PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ ARCHITECTE ETS FAS

Friday, January 11th, 2013


Located at the foot of Salève and lined with tall oaks, the plot has a generous view of the Geneva basin. The house consists of modules prefabricated reinforced concrete (prefabricated garages) juxtaposed against each other, thus meeting the program they must contain. Offsets generated between the volumes define the architecture of the new building adapts to the ground.


Interaction – 6 Family House Staldern in Regensberg, Switzerland by L3P Architekten

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: L3P Architekten

The architectural expression is essentially defined through the location of the property, with its unique panorama view, and the historical reference to the castle town. Each of the apartments located on the three floors of the two house sections differ in floor plan, height and proportion.

Image Courtesy © L3P Architekten

  • Architects: L3P Architekten
  • Project: Interaction – 6 Family House Staldern Regensberg
  • Location: Regensberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland

Duplex House in Ennetbaden, Switzerland by L3P Architekten

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: L3P Architekten

New development Minergie® duplex house (low-energy consumption building), 5408 Ennetbaden Aargau, Switzerland 2012

Despite the small block of land (637m2), a generous duplex house has been developed in an architecturally heterogeneous neighbourhood on the south face of Ennetbaden, which, in reference to organisation, takes an interesting and unconventional path.

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

  • Architects: L3P Architekten
  • Project: Duplex House
  • Location: Ennetbaden, Switzerland
  • Photography: Sabrina Scheja
  • Architect: L3P  Architects ETH FH SIA  AG, Martin Reusser, Boris Egli, Markus Müller, Frank Schäfer, Regensberg Switzerland
  • Building Constructor: 2 private owners
  • Building Engineer: Tantanini + Partner AG, Bülach
  • Structural Engineer: Wichser Akustik & Bauphysik AG, Zürich
  • Building Time-frame: August 2011 to July 2012
  • Netto Floor Surface NGF: ca. 210 m2 per house unit incl. side-rooms + 50 m2 Garage and bicycle room (for both units)
  • Plot Size: 637m2

MMR in Chalais, Switzerland by Archi7

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Article source: Archi7

The project is inscribed within the urban tissue of Réchy. It contributes for the densification of the village, emphasizes the street front defined by its neighboring existing buildings and re-enforces the rural character of the site. Its compact volume, which scarcely uses land surface, restricts its visual impact.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Archi7
  • Project: MMR
  • Location: Chalais, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher, Benjamin Krampulz, Nuno Ferreira
  • Architect: ARCHI7, Nuno Ferreira
  • client: Privé
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Collaborator: Nuno Ferreira

The Suspended Sauna in Geneva, Switzerland by Bureau A

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Article source: Bureau A

This sauna is a small levitating house, moored on the roof of an old factory to experiment dry heat sessions with a view on the poplars. At reasonable temperature, it also makes a perfect writing room. It was built as a DIY community project for L-sud association in the old Kugler factory in the center of Geneva.

Image Courtesy Dylan Perrenoud


CEI 3 Center for Enterprise and Innovation in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland by bauzeit architekten

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Article source: bauzeit architekten


At the heart of a development Scientific Park “Y-Parc”, at Yverdon-les-Bains, the new building CEI 3 offers flexible surfaces to be rented according to the needs of companies wishing to develop research activities relating with new technologies. It finalises the trilogy initiated by the ECA, the investor, in order to contribute to the technological development of Canton Vaud’s northern region. The CEI 1, offered since 1991, the possibility for young “start up” companies to use fully equipped surfaces for developing their projects.

In 2008 the CEI 2 building was added, in order to ensure better services for the other sector entities.

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  • Architects: bauzeit architekten
  • Project: CEI 3 Center for Enterprise and Innovation, Yverdon-les-Bains
  • Location: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
  • Name of Study: bauzeit architekten
  • Name of Architects: Yves Baumann, Peter Bergmann, Roberto Pascual
  • Title of the project: CEI 3 Centre d’Entreprise et d’Innovation Yverdon-les-Bains
  • Situation of the project: CEI 3 Rue Galilaée 6
  • P.C. and Locality: CH-1400 Yverdons-les-Bains
  • Province and County: Canton Vaud – Switzerland
  • Names of Collaborators and their Contribution (in project and execution phases)

    • Project and work coordination: Roberto Pascual and Matteo Romano
    • Work coordination and site supervision: Patrick Burkhalter
  • Client: Etablissement cantonal d’assurance (ECA)
  • Civil engineer: SD Ingénierie Neuchâtel SA, Rue Pré-Landry 20, 2017 Boudry


Umwelt Arena in Spreitenbach, Switzerland by Rene Schmid Architekten

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: Rene Schmid Architekten


Aesthetics and ecology converge in the architecture of the Umwelt Arena. A striking architectural feature of the Umwelt Arena is the crystalline roof structure with the photovoltaic system integrated into the building. This is intentional design. The large hall (arena) forms the centrepiece and conveys an open and inviting atmosphere. Solar heat is used to cool the Umwelt Arena in summer and heat it in winter. This is done by means of a distribution network (TABS) in the concrete floors and an earth tube system beneath the base plate of the bottom parking level. Cold water circulates through the network of pipes in summer, hot water in winter.

Image Courtesy © Michael Egloff

  • Architects: Rene Schmid Architekten
  • Project: Umwelt Arena
  • Location: Spreitenbach, Switzerland
  • Photography: Michael Egloff, Bruno Helbling, A Pix Alex Buschor Photography
  • Design Team: René Schmid, Gøran Keuchel
  • Initiator: Walter Schmid, swiss energy pioneer
  • Client: Umwelt Arena AG Spreitenbach
  • Build Area: ca. 11’000 m2 usable area
  • Construction Materials:
    Roof – wood construction
    Floors/walls – concrete no cladding of any energy and building technology
  • Building Costs: ca. 44 mio. CHF
  • Completion: August 2012


2Verandas in Zürich, Switzerland by Gus Wüstemann

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Article source: Gus Wüstemann

This is a house for a young South African family in Erlenbach, just outside Zurich along the lake.The plot is in a suburban context and therefor pretty dense with family homes, typical for the area. The site is on a slope, where on top there are beautiful views to the lake with evening sun and at the lower part there is a group of smaller family houses.
The clients asked us for a solution for a house that made most of the big plot, wanting a view, but not end up with a house on top of the hill and a rest of a garden down below.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

  • Architects: Gus Wüstemann
  • Project: 2Verandas
  • Location: Erlenbach, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Bruno Helbling


Footbridge Crossing L’Areuse in Neuchatel, Switzerland by GD Architectes FAS SIA

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes FAS SIA

When a place speaks, the most constructive reaction is to listen to it rather than to converse with it. The crossing of the Areuse at a precise point of the gauge was the demand.

The answer is this footbridge, an organic structure, ensuring a better echo with the site and the river. The objective power of this artefact holds in its ability the power to blend in perfectly with the site and get clearly noticed. There is no submission to the place but just respect.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes FAS SIA
  • Project: Footbridge Crossing L’Areuse
  • Location: Combe des Epines, 2017 Boudry, Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher
  • Client: Canton of Neuchâtel
  • Civil Eegineer: Chablais and Poffet SA, Estavayer-le-Lac
  • Manufacturer Metal: Technical Metal Sàrl


St. Josef Parish Centre in Zurich, Switzerland by Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Article source: Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Frei + Saarinen Architects converted a 100-years-old Parish Centre in Zurich and implanted a new wooden lobby with a unique atmosphere that is generated by a clash of „trendy“ facetted geometries and an old fashioned way of detailing. The geometry of the new lobby is the consequence of stretching the formerly enclosed space towards the facades and respecting the given bearing structure. A new rooflight accentuates the entrance to the hall (see plan). Additionally this vertical element  „slows down“ the dynamic character of the lobby. Aditionally,  a new appartment for the priest was designed at the top level. Since a part of the former bigger terrace was covered by a roof-extension, a portion of the tilted roof became a tilted interior wall. Thereby a new pentagonal room with four tilted walls is generated – the priest’s new „tilted“ living room.

Image Courtesy Nicolaj Bechtel & Stefan Wülser

  • Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Project: St. Josef Parish Centre
  • Location: Roentgenstrasse 80, CH-8005 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Photographs: Nicolaj Bechtel & Stefan Wülser, Hannes Henz
  • Designer: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Team Members: Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen, Nicolaj Bechtel, Stefan Wülser, Corina Trunz, David Winzeler, Bastien Turpin
  • Client: Roman-Catholic Church Zurich
  • Build Area: 1,200 m2 Usable Area
  • Finishing Material: Floor / Wall / Ceiling
    Floor: Brushed, Coloured and Sealed Parquet (Oak)
  • Completion: 2010


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