Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’
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
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Article source: Dyer-Smith Frey
For the interior design of Grand Café Lochergut Design Duo DYER-SMITH FREY created a contemporary interpretation of the Parisian coffeehouses in the 50ies.
On almost 130 square meters, encirled by generous window facades, the Grand Café Lochergut located at Badenerstraße in Zurich performs as a perfect “See and be seen” venue.
Image Courtesy © Nico Schaerer
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Article source: v2com
Nestlé has opened its doors to the public. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the world’s largest food company, Utrecht experience design bureau Tinker imagineers has designed the family experience nest in Switzerland. An open house with a floor area of 6,626 m2 (3500m2 exhibition space), located in Vevey at Lake Geneva, in the place where Henri Nestlé established his first factory in 1866.
Exterior of nest by night, Image Courtesy © Mike Bink
- Architects: Tinker imagineers
- Project: Dutch design for Nestlé’s open house
- Location: Vevey, Switzerland
- Photography: Mike Bink
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Article source: Rossetti + Wyss architects
The Canton of Zurich adds a new building to its waterways engineering operations center to house vehicles and machines that serves at the same time as a workshop for carrying out detail work. The concept for the building draws on traditional agricultural construction while at the same time, so to speak, realizing a childhood dream: stacking up and layering simple wooden blocks to build an elementary structure. The workshop is made up of 36 solid wood elements. Every single element has its own structural effect, protecting the space and forming part of the whole. Everything that is necessary is there, with nothing superfluous added. The solid timber support structure is visible both inside and out. Restraint is the creative byword here. But the simplicity is anything but ordinary.
Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann
- Architects: Rossetti + Wyss architects
- Project: AWEL Workshop
- Location: Andelfingen, Switzerland
- Photography: Jürg Zimmermann
- Client: Zurich Canton – Construction Department
- Building engineer: Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zurich Switzerland
- Timber construction: Erne Holzbau AG, Stein
- Electrical engineer: Zürcher Elektroplanungen AG, St. Gallen Switzerland
- Netto surface area: 475 m2
- Total timber used: 340 m3
- Execution: August 2014 – March 2015
- Year of completion: 2015
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Article source: BUOL & ZÜND
The idea was to plan a building which is dedicated to jazz. It was a challenge to bring the two disciplines together as jazzmusic works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things to make them persist. The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. During our research we realized that the plan of the buildings on the site hasn’t changed much during centuries although the buildings themselves were exchanged several times. So we decided to believe in the “architecture-trouvée” and create the building’s volume on the base of the old citymap. The result is a diverse volume with a courtyard in the center.
Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni
- Architects: BUOL & ZÜND
- Project: Jazz Campus
- Location: Utengasse 15-17, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
- Photography: Georg Aerni
- Software used: ArchiCAD, SketchUp
- Design team: Robert Müller, Rémy Schuster
- Structural engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas, Basel
- Acoustics: Applied acoustics, Gelterkinden
- Ventilation planners: Ruedi Wirz, Basel
- Construction management: Sulzer + Buzzi, Pratteln
- Execution planning steel-lightweight construction: Arbeitsgem. Rodoni AG und G. Canonica AG Basel
- Owner and construction supervision: Stiftung Habitat, Stiftung Levedo, Hochschule für Musik, Basel
- Construction period: 2011 – 2013
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecte
The ME building, dedicated to the mechanical engineering department, was built by the Zweifel + Stricker + Associates team in the early 70s, during the first phase of development of the campus. Its spatial organization bears testament to the tenets of the original master plan: the separation of cars and pedestrians into two different flows, as per Modern Movement in architecture principles, means that access to the building happens on multiple levels. The building has a three-dimensional grid (23’-7” length by 12’-9” height) which divides its space in a controlled way, regardless of type or purpose. The original master plan was revised several times over the ensuing decades, to question some of the initial projections, and to adjust it to inevitable evolutions such as a growing number of visitors and new usages. Moreover, the remarkable design of the Rolex Learning Center – which sits in the vicinity of the mechanics hall – leaves room for multiple architectural styles, allowing for the identity of the school to be renewed and for the campus itself to become a whole new district in the greater Lausanne metropolis.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp
- Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecte
- Project: New mechanics hall
- Location: Campus EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Photography: Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp
- Client: Swiss Confederation represented by the Council of Polytechnic Schools
- Artistic direction and design: Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost
- Local architect: Architram
- Consultants: PREFACE SARL (facades), Betica SA (mechanical electrical), Daniel Willi SA (structure), DSILENCE SA (acoustics), Duchein SA (sanitary system)
- Site area: 15 500 m²
- Built area: 20 800 m²
- Beginning of conceptual design: February 2011
- Beginning of construction: Summer 2012
- Inauguration: May 2016