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Meilen Bus Stops in Switzerland by ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Architecture firm ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss* has completed the first five solar-powered bus stops for the town Meilen close to Zurich, Switzerland. The design incorporates site-specific information, based on the rich cultural and historic background of Meilen through perforated panels.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)
  • Project: Meilen Bus Stops
  • Location: 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch Photography
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client: Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Back wall panels and structure: Steel (galvanized and powder-coated)
  • Glass: LSG with digital print
  • Bench: Larch (pressure-impregnated)
  • Companies involved:
  • Steel construction: Pletscher + Co.
  • Steel construction planning: psMetalltechnik GmbH

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Bernex City Hall in Switzerland by Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

The City of Bernex is located in the urban ring of Geneva. Under the pressure of real estate development, it is undergoing expansion and evolving its status as a city from a place with rural character into an urban area.

The new city hall building completes the administrative center of Bernex. It creates with the two existing buildings, a public plaza. This space is dedicated to organizing numerous activities such as official ceremonies, markets, festivals, and so on.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

MONTE VERITA in Switzerland by BUREAUA A

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: BUREAUA A

A unique moment in history occurred in Switzerland in the first decades of the 20th century. Following a larger search for utopia enhanced by the industrial revolution, a fantastic creative community gathered on the hills of Monte Verità in the Ticino region.

Image Courtesy © Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A

Image Courtesy © Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A

  • Architects: BUREAUA A
  • Project: MONTE VERITA
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Photography: Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • A play by:Dorothée Thébert & Filippo Filliger, Cédric Djedje, Marion Duval, Lola Riccaboni et Valerio Scamuffa

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THE APARTMENT in Geneva, Switzerland by BUREAU A

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Article source: BUREAU A

Within the austerity of Jean Calvin’s protestant city, a tiny “nest” for living can be found. Hidden among the molasses sandstones that typify Geneva’s old town, the small apartment attempts to bring colours to the otherwise cavy and intricate architecture of the XVth century. The apartment has been conceived as a place for intimacy, with some slightly voyeuristic features that help bringing a sparkling feeling and natural light into the deep layout. The visual continuity that crosses the apartment from one façade to the other is set through an important interior window linking the bedroom with the kitchen and the living room. Everything can be seen and observed in one glance.

Image Courtesy © BUREAU A

Image Courtesy © BUREAU A

  • Architects: BUREAU A
  • Project: THE APARTMENT
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland

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EXTENSION OF THE WHO HEADQUARTER in Geneva, Switzerland by YTAU Yannick Troubat Architecture Urbanisme

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Article source: YTAU Yannick Troubat Architecture Urbanisme

The WHO headquarter stands on the heights of Geneva, the municipal boundary of Prégny-Chambésy and Grand Saconnex, in the neighborhood of international organizations near Geneva-Cointrin Airport. Today it consists of ten buildings of very disparate quality. After 58 years on the current site of its headquarters in Geneva, WHO has undertaken an extensive renovation project. The purpose of the competition is to build a new building in which the staff will be transferred during the renovation, without disruption to the staff and operations of WHO.

Image Courtesy © Yannick Troubat

Image Courtesy © Yannick Troubat

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SPIRULINE FOUNTAIN in Confignon, Switzerland by BUREAU A

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: BUREAU A

The Spirulina Fountain displaces the culture of landscape architecture and gardening towards contemporary issues of land and urban farming in restrained areas. The fountain constitutes a hybrid, fusing the production basins of the intense blue-green algae with contemplative Italian gardens of the 16th century. More specifically, the form and dimensions of the fountain quotes the water cascades of the Villa Aldobrandini built in 1550 in Frascati, 20 km southeast of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: BUREAU A
  • Project: SPIRULINE FOUNTAIN
  • Location: Parc des Evaux, Confignon, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Construction work: Professional construction training center (CFPC), Ivan Denkinger, Luc Tissot, and students from atelier AFP (carpentry)
  • Plants (English/Latin): Spirulina – Arthrospira platensis

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Trübel in Zürich, Switzerland by L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Article source: L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG

After the removal of border limit clearances only 5m x 9m are left overin this small steep lot at the vineyard at Dielsdorf. With a maximum of 83 m2above-ground level living, this lot has long been considered unbuildable. A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no space on this site.

Image Courtesy © Vito Stallone

Image Courtesy © Vito Stallone

  • Architects: L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG
  • Project: Trübel
  • Location: Rebberg, CH- 8157 Dielsdorf, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Vito Stallone
  • Software used: Nemetschek – AllPlan
  • Building Constructor: Private Owner
  • Building Engineer: Bona + Fischer Ingenieurbüro AG
  • Landscape Gardeners: vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AG
  • Light Planner: Lichtblick, Neufeldweg 6
  • Building Physics: WichserAkustik&Bauphysik AG
  • Project and Realisation: 2006 - 2014
  • Lot Size: 291m2

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ANTOINE in Verbier, Switzerland by BUREAU A

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: BUREAU A

The mountains have the power to call for feelings of fascination and fear at the same time. Switzerland has a strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them. The awe and the anxiety that this monumental landscape appeals is reflected in the writings of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, one of the most important Swiss writers. His novels, Derborence, describes the massive rock fall that covered the pastures of the valley of Lizerne in 1714. Antoine, the main character, survives seven weeks under the rocks before he manages to reach his village, and life.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: BUREAU A
  • Project: ANTOINE
  • Location: Les Ruinettes, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Commissioner: 3D Foundation Verbier

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Town hall in saxon, switzerland by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

the village of saxon, situated on the rhône plain, lacked a meeting-place for the various events and celebrations that punctuate the year. the municipal authority chose the centre of the village as the site for a car park, community hall and public open space alongside the church.

Image Courtesy © thomas jantscher

  • Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
  • Project: Town hall
  • Location: saxon, switzerland
  • Photography: thomas jantscher
  • Client: town of saxon
  • Program: town hall and place

Dates :

  • Project: 2010
  • Execution: 2012
  • Sia 116 volume :3’750 m3
  • Construction management: pascal panchaud, saillon
  • Civil engineer/collaboration: alpatec sa, martigny

Trojan Egg in Swiss, Switzerland by Camilo Rebelo

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source:  Camilo Rebelo 

OVO[i] project was a challenge of a deeply restless client, which proposed the construction of a space to install one sculpture from Rui Chafes – Semente[ii]. This room is in the basement of his home in Fideris, located in the Swiss Alps.

This ‘Trojan Egg’ is the first stage of the project OVO. The purpose of this wooden Egg is to create a void, to unveil a new dimension and through it potentiate mystery. Mystery is a condition that is very close to disappear from our civilization. This value is for us one of the main reasons of life, and therefore the Egg is the dimension we choose to express it.

Image Courtesy © Camilo Rebelo

Image Courtesy © Camilo Rebelo

  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo 
  • Project: Trojan Egg
  • Location: Swiss, Switzerland

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