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VILLAS JONC in Geneva, Switzerland by Christian von Düring architecte EPFL SIA

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Christian von Düring architecte EPFL SIA

This project of 3 attached houses follows the principals of sustainable development in an effort to:

• minimize the impact on the environment during the entire life cycle of the building,
• ensure individual comforts while encouraging social relationships between neighbors,
• secure a long-term return on investment and keep maintenance and running costs low.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Christian von Düring architecte EPFL SIA
  • Project: VILLAS JONC
  • Location: Le Grand-Saconnex – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher
  • Engeneers: EDMS SA
  • Contractor: ATBA SA
  • Certification: Minergie (GE-166)
  • Stats: 3 x 170m² living space
  • Duration: 2006 – 2009

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Bridge house in Tannay – Vaud, Switzerland by Christian von Düring architecte EPFL SIA

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: Christian von Düring architecte EPFL SIA 

The challenge of this project was to integrate a large program on a relatively narrow plot while maintaining usable outdoor surfaces. An additional concern, was that the access to the plot being from the south, a solution had to be found to manage an entrance while ensuring privacy for the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Christian von Düring architecte EPFL SIA
  • Project: Bridge house
  • Location: Tannay – Vaud, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher
  • Engineers: Ingeni SA
  • Contractor: ATBA SA
  • Certification: Minergie (VD-1676)
  • Stats: 257m² living space
  • Duration: 2010-2014

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Tic Tric Trac in Zurich, Switzerland by Baumschlager Eberle

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Baumschlager Eberle 

Tic Tric Trac, an ensemble of three buildings in Zurich’s Binz district, is designed for tenants with innovative ideas of their own. The top-quality shell has been conceived with a view to young creative agencies and dynamic start-ups as well as expanding companies with a floor space requirement of at least 1,000 square metres.

Image Courtesy © Baumschlager Eberle

Image Courtesy © Baumschlager Eberle

  • Architects: Baumschlager Eberle
  • Project: Tic Tric Trac
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Client: Swiss Life AG
  • General contractor: Implenia Generalunternehmung AG
  • Project architect: Marc Fisler
  • Assistance: Marius Cerha, Ina Brink, Tomasz Walecki
  • Landscape architect: Müller Illien
  • Structural engineer: Frick & Gattinger
  • Building physics: Braune Roth AG
  • Building technology: Ospelt Haustechnik
  • Site area: 12.766 m2
  • Area of building: 3.850 m²
  • Gross floor area: 46.915 m2
  • Net floor area: 39.534 m2
  • Building volume: 158.711 m³
  • Commencement of planning: 2008
  • Commencement of work: 2012
  • Completion: 2014

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Blumenhaus in Zürich, Switzerland by WAA

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: WAA 

A mixed-use program of office and retail, with private residences above, define the Blumenhaus. The building is an integral component of a larger effort by the city of Zürich to rebrand its Escher-Wyss district through a metamorphosis of new development, including green spaces, bikes lanes, and a plethora of new housing. The district is characterized by its industrial heritage, and palette of raw concrete, burgundy brick, and rusted steel; it is bounded to its north by the Limmat River, and to its south by the entanglement of railway tracks that lead to the city’s main train station. Blumenhaus is adjacent to a former ship-building hall–or Schiffbau, in German–of Escher Wyss & Cie., an industrial company that was absorbed by another in the twentieth century; its expertise was turbines and electrical engineering. When the company left this location, the area began to decline in its industrial prominence, opening a path toward its redevelopment. Yet, some industry continues to inhabit the district, enabling a confluence of gastronomic, commercial, service, and other residential-supporting businesses to further define this once neglected area, just north of Zürich’s old city center.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: WAA
  • Project: Blumenhaus
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Client: Allreal West AG
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Alexis Bikos, Tieme Zwartbol
  • Collaborators: Dunja Nedjar, Aline Amore, Boris Wolf, Felix Thies, Marcos Romero, Jelle Homburg
  • Consultants: Eichenberger AG, Gruenberg+Partner AG, BB & A Buri Bauphysik & Akustik AG, Gutknecht Elektroplanung AG, Hager Partner AG
  • Size: 4.500 m2
  • Date of design: 2011-2015
  • Date of completion: Summer 2016

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SHELTER in Switzerland by Bureau A

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: Bureau A 

Architecture seeks the underground, searches for new territories under the skin of the earth. Bachelard woke up the right to the unconscious spatial exploration of the underground through the figure of the cellar. Virilio unveiled the potential of semi-buried architectures in his Bunker Archeology. Colomine brought up to light the hidden architectures and psychotic strategies of the American society during the Second World War in her book Domesticity at War.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: Bureau A
  • Project: SHELTER
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino
  • Client: BSA/FAS (Bund Schweizer Architeckten/Fédération des Architectes Suisses/Federazione Architetti Svizzeri)
  • Completion date: Summer 2016

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Haus Meister in Rümlang, Switzerland by HDPF – Hamburger Du Pfammatter Ferrandiz

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: HDPF – Hamburger Du Pfammatter Ferrandiz

This single-family house is located on a former cooperative workers’ estate and replaces a building designed in 1948 in the spirit of the garden city. Its close proximity to the airport meant that the municipal building regulations largely ceased to have effect. The resulting restriction to a slightly larger replacement building and the distance guidelines created a lengthwise rectangular plan and volume.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

  • Architects: HDPF – Hamburger Du Pfammatter Ferrandiz
  • Project: Haus Meister
  • Location: Rümlang, Switzerland
  • Photography: Valentin Jeck
  • Project team: Nikolaus Hamburger, Dario Pfammatter
  • Structural engineer: Schällibaum AG, Herisau, Switzerland
  • Building services: Bürge Haustechnik AG, Dielsdorf, Switzerland
  • Building physics: Michael Wichser + Partner AG, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Façade / structural system: Misapor KDS, Misapor Beton AG, Landquart, Switzerland
  • Cubic volume: 1‘020 m3
  • Building costs: CHF 0.8 Mio.
  • Planning: 2010 – 2011
  • Execution: 2011 – 2012

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Maison R in Coppet, Switzerland by Lacroix Chessex Architectes

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Article source: Lacroix Chessex Architectes

This house from 1936 is surprising by its height, much more important than houses from the neighborhood. The cover (roof and frontage) has to be renovating because of massive thermal losses. Moreover the owner finds his house to big and wishes to rent a part of it. So the mission is to reset up reconfigure the inside and rethink all the external cover, which means proposing a new architectural expression.

Image Courtesy © Joël Tettamanti

Image Courtesy © Joël Tettamanti

  • Architects: Lacroix Chessex Architectes
  • Project: Maison R
  • Location: Coppet (VD), Switzerland
  • Photography: Joël Tettamanti
  • Team: Dan Troyon and Boris Pflugfelder
  • Total floor area: 350 m²
  • Complete: 2015

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Archaoelogy Switzerland at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich by ATELIER BRÜCKNER

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Brückner GmbH

Archaeology Switzerland – National Museum Zurich

The National Museum Zurich provides a new permanent exhibition, designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER: “Archaeology Switzerland”. It is located in the new building by the architects Christ & Gantenbein, which sculpturally complements the old museum building and makes a continuous and uninterrupted visitor viewing route possible. 500 square metres of exhibition floor space in the shape of lightning lie between the existing cultural-history presentations of the Swiss National Museum. New means of gaining access to the past are thus created – and not only for Swiss people.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects of the exhibition / Exhitibion designers: ATELIER BRÜCKNER GmbH
  • Project: Archaeoloy Switzerland at Swiss National Museum
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Text: by Claudia Luxbacher. English translation by Sean McLaughlin
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2013, Adobe Suite CS5 / Photoshop / Indesign / Illustrator /After Effects & Keynote 2009

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LEBENsuhr Zopfmatte residential complex in Switzerland by fsp Architekten AG

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: fsp Architekten AG

The Zopfmatte residential complex aims to help and encourage residents to live independently in their own homes, whilst meeting their needs in every stage of life. The Zopfmatte housing concept demonstrates a forward-looking understanding of living arrangements for the elderly. In Suhr, the political, social and individual independence sought by (very) elderly residents is construed as assisted independence. The necessary occupational and organisational structures have been consistently integrated into the project. An on-site contact team is available to residents on a daily basis. Interfaces to the community are in place. The contact team plays a key role in the Zopfmatte operating concept. It consists of a contact person and a caretaker with additional responsibilities. Together they take care of the service office for the complex. Their main task is to help residents achieve independence, to provide them with information and to offer organisational advice if necessary, for example in their dealings with authorities and official bodies. Administrative operations in Zopfmatte are financed by the tenants and apartment owners by means of a flat-rate solidarity fee. Based on these conditions, \”Ageing in Place\” is achieved.

Image Courtesy © fsp Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © fsp Architekten AG

  • Architects: fsp Architekten AG
  • Project: LEBENsuhr Zopfmatte residential complex
  • Location: Mühlemattweg 18/20, 5034 Suhr, Switzerland
  • Software used: Archicad
  • General contractor: Grundmann Bau AG
  • Floor space: 12,500 m2
  • Construction volume: 38,500 m3
  • Completion: April 2016

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Café Très in Montreux, Switzerland by Drozdov & partners Ltd.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Drozdov & partners Ltd.

A new urban café in Montreux was created as a place where celebration and everyday life go hand in hand. The café fits into the life of local community and becomes a new meeting place. All the attributes of the restaurant are introduced and installed within the preserved historic envelope. The feeling of the temporary installation is further articulated by the chosen materials. Concrete and aged wood are juxtaposed to the white background. The key note is played by the perforated concrete wall that visually unites the entire space of the restaurant and serves a number of functions: wardrobe, bar showcase, kitchen work area, furniture storage facility. The wall also works as a construction kit that allows endless combinations of various objects helping to generate fresh messages to the visitors. As a result, a flexible environment is created that reacts to ever-changing trends and events. Interestingly, although the fitting of the restaurant was entirely produced in Ukraine, with the only exception of Danish j77 chairs, this fact didn’t prevent the sophisticated Swiss audience from accepting the newly-created place with utmost loyalty.

 front entrance, Image Courtesy © Nicola Giammarrusti

front entrance, Image Courtesy © Nicola Giammarrusti

  • Architects: Drozdov & partners Ltd.
  • Project: Café Très
  • Location: Montreux, Switzerland
  • Photography: Nicola Giammarrusti
  • Authors: Oleg Drozdov, Katerina Yolkina, Denis Kozak, Anastasiia Stryzhevska, Aleksandra Urtyukova
  • Area: 100m2
  • Status: realized (2016)

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