Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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)
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Article source: idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag
The living and business house was built in 1893 and accommodates six 3.5-room apartments, an art gallery in the ground floor and a motorcycle workshop in the basement.
The dwelling levels are fully refurbished. The formerly North and street orientated living-/dining room is now facing the quiet south. The floor plan, which was divided into small sections with entrée, bathroom and kitchen, is now dissolved. A new infrastructure box with bathroom and kitchen is added and is spliting the loft like room in entrance, living and dining area.
Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck
- Architects: idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag
- Project: BSZ . Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies
- Location: Zürich, Switzerland
- Photography: Valentin Jeck
- Steelconstruction: Tuchschmid AG
- Completion: 2016
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Article source: ALICE Studio
HOUSE 1 is an architectural installation based on an experimental format for collaborative design and construction by ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace) – an international group of young architects and researchers, scientists, and doctoral candidates from the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), led by the Director Dieter Dietz.
Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud
- Architects: ALICE Studio
- Project: HOUSE 1
- Location: Campus EPF, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Photography: Dylan Perrenoud, Aloys Mutzenberg, Alessandra Ortelli
- Lead engineer timber construction: Rémy Meylan, architect & wood engineer Whood x Mug
- Sponsors: Marti Construction SA, Getaz Miauton, Debrunner Acifer, Roth échafaudages, E.S. Echafaudages Services SA
- Year: 2016
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect
The task was to transform the ground floor of a 70’s office building, used as a kindergarten, into a clean and contemporary house for a collector.
Some 16 tons of concrete were cut away, to enlarge the windows overlooking the two level garden. Remaining were three concrete pillars, which were integrated in the floor plan of the apartment using them for the fireplace, the closet and the TV wall… creating so an open but organized and structured space.
Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Article source: Alp’ Architecture sàrl
Built on the fringe of the village of Vollèges, Wallis, Switzerland, this house benefits an amazing view on the valley of Entremont.
The living spaces are all located on the ground floor and the and the living room has a double height under the apparent framework. A car-port and the technical room are located outside of the main volume to maximize the usable space. The rooms and a mezzanine with a balcony on the living are located on the first floor. Three terraces, all offering various qualities of space and sunshine allow to offer outside extensions to all the common spaces.
Image Courtesy © Christophe voisin
- Architects: Alp’ Architecture sàrl (Laurent Berset, Sacha Martin, Romain Pellissier)
- Project: CRN House
- Location: Vollèges, Wallis, Switzerland
- Photography: Christophe voisin
- Engineers: Philippe Bruchez Ingénieur EPF / SIA | Stéphane Pellissier
- Surfaces: 140 m2 | 550 m3
- Year: 2014-2015