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Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2 in Switzerland by EPFL+ECAL Lab with ALICE

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: mint LIST

The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2 is a research program at the crossroads between architecture, design and technology. The program is led by the EPFL+ECAL Lab in close collaboration with the architectural lab ALICE, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.

This new permanent and immersive installation is hosted within the new campus building designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, and situated just next to the Montreux Jazz Café. Rather than mimicking the past, the project leads the audience on a unique journey through 50 years of history and 5.000 hours of audiovisual recordings made at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Visitors truly feel that they are live on stage with Ella Fitzgerald, standing beside Miles Davis’ trumpet, or composing Smoke on the Water together with Deep Purple.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: EPFL+ECAL Lab with ALICE
  • Project: Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2
  • Location: Montreux, Switzerland
  • Photography: ALICE EPFL, Joël Tettamanti and Michel Denancé
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Design research on emerging technologies: Nicolas Henchoz, Cédric Duchêne, Tommaso Colombo, Karian Foehr, Delphine Ribes, Guillaume Bonnier, David Roulin, Susanne Schneider, EPFL + ECAL LAB
  • Design research on the conception of space: Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Manon Fantini, Javier Puchalt, Yannick Claessens, ALICE EPFL
  • Coordination Montreux Jazz Digital Project: Alain Dufaux, Igor Ristic, Olivier Bruchez, Gregory Marti, Sarah Artacho, Caryl Jones, Julien Raemy, Céline Racine, MetaMedia Center EPFL
  • 3D Sound: Dirk Schröder, Sönke Pelzer, Fabian Knauber
  • Sponsors: Audemars Piguet, HGST, Foundation Ernst Göhner, Foundation Lombard Odier, Loterie Romande, Private donors
  • Technological partners:
    • Claude Nobs Foundation (preservation & valorisation Montreux Jazz Festival Archives)
    • HGST (storage Montreux Jazz Festival Archives)
    • Illusonic (upmix stereo sound)
    • PSI Audio (speakers)
    • Stahl & Traumfabrik (construction)
    • 3D précision (3D printing aluminium)
    • Lang (LED technology)
    • Lumens8 (video installations)
    • Burmester Event (audiovisual programming)
    • Rückstuhl (acoustic carpet)
  • Year: 2016

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4 courtyard houses in Zumikon, Switzerland by Think Architecture AG

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: Think Architecture AG 

The four courtyard-houses are located on a hilly plot on the top of the settlement area of Zumikon/Switzerland. The typology of the courtyard-house is a reaction to the strict building regulations of the community, which unable a concentration of the living areas.

Image Courtesy © Think Architecture AG

Image Courtesy © Think Architecture AG

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World Trade Organization in Genève, Switzerland by wittfoht architekten

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: v2com

After winning the international architectural design competition, Stuttgart based wittfoht architekten were commissioned to build the extension of the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva. The new administrative building, integrated into the site, creates a feeling of openness and transparency.

world trade organization, Image Courtesy © Brigida González Fotografie

world trade organization, Image Courtesy © Brigida González Fotografie

  • Architects: wittfoht architekten
  • Project: World Trade Organization
  • Location: Genève, Switzerland
  • Photography: Brigida González Fotografie
  • Client: World Trade Organization
  • Structural engineering: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner GmbH
  • Energy engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • Domestic engineering: Weinmann energies sa
  • Electrical engineering: mab ingénierie sa
  • Structural physics: Bobran Ingenieure
  • General contractor: Implenia entreprise générale sa
  • Gross floor area: 14.500 square meters
  • Gross volume: 56.800 cubic meters
  • Competition: 2009 – 1st prize
  • Construction period: 01/2011 – 07/2013
  • Year: 2013

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Mehrfamilienhaus Chammerholz in Uster, Switzerland by moos giuliani herrmann architekten

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Article source: moos giuliani herrmann architekten 

The new building, with four in it’s size different, residential units, is located on the edge of the village wermatswil. The fassade of charred and then brushed wooden laths, gives the building a pavilion-like expression.

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

  • Architects: moos giuliani herrmann architekten
  • Project: Mehrfamilienhaus Chammerholz
  • Location: Chammerholzstrasse 35-41, 8615 Wermatswil, Uster, Switzerland
  • Photography: Sabrina Scheja
  • Lead Architects: Christoph Schneider, Roger Moos
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1’200m2 (square foot 450m2)
  • Completion Year: 2015

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A Bee Road in Lausanne, Switzerland by Janez Nguyen Architects

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The project consists in the construction of 90 rental housing units and 2.000 m² of activities on the ground floor. The seven stories building is located on a site overlooking Lausanne with a strong slope that offers a view towards Lake Geneva (Lac Leman).

main view, Image Courtesy © Janez Nguyen Architectes

main view, Image Courtesy © Janez Nguyen Architectes

  • Architects: Janez Nguyen Architects
  • Project: A Bee Road
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Client: ECA
  • Surface: 10,800 m²
  • Schedule: competition 2016

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Fintech Fusion Incubator For Start-Ups in Geneva, Switzerland by Studio Banana

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Studio Banana 

Fintech Fusion is an accelerator dedicated to financial technology start-ups and located in an area of Geneva undergoing a deep transformation, from light industry into tech. The premises used to host the labs of a world-class diamonds and jewellery brand.

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

  • Architects: Studio Banana 
  • Project: Fintech Fusion Incubator For Start-Ups
  • Location: 1227, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Rubén Bescos
  • Client: FTI, Fondation des Terrains Industriels
  • Relevant Suppliers: Hay, Arper, ICF, Enea, Muuto
  • Floor Area (m2): 650 m2
  • Begin Of Planning: June, 2015
  • Project Completion: January, 2016

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Fondation Des Terrains Industriels Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland by Studio Banana

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Studio Banana 

The renovation project of the FTI foundation’s headquarters in the heart of Geneva’s industrial urban fabric was undertaken following two primary objectives:

On one hand, the need to activate a collaborative culture amongst the different departments, based on a transversal project dynamic, and on the other hand the need to propose a renewed and coherent client experience in line with the foundation’s values. The users were involved in a participatory co-design process from the start, helping to shape a common vision and to create an optimal user experience.

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

Image Courtesy © Studio Banana

  • Architects: Studio Banana
  • Project: Fondation Des Terrains Industriels Headquarters
  • Location: 1227, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Rubén Bescos
  • Client: FTI, Fondation des Terrains Industriels
  • Relevant Suppliers: Arper, Fantoni, Vitra­, BrickBox
  • Floor Area (m2): 560 m2
  • Begin Of Planning: June, 2015
  • Project Completion: February, 2016

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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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