Chesa Gabriel / Corinna Menn Architekten

05:00 - 22 May, 2016
Chesa Gabriel  / Corinna Menn Architekten, © Franz Rindlisbacher
© Franz Rindlisbacher

© Franz Rindlisbacher © Franz Rindlisbacher © Franz Rindlisbacher © Franz Rindlisbacher +18

At Kunstmuseum Basel, iart Creates a Frieze with a Technological Twist

09:30 - 13 May, 2016

Though it was once an essential element of all classical structures, the frieze has largely been left behind by architects looking for contemporary façade systems. But at the recently-opened addition to the Kunstmuseum Basel, designed by Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein in collaboration with design group iart, the frieze returns with an eye-catching, technological twist, as hidden pixels within the facade light up to display moving images and text to those below.

© Derek Li Wan Po, Basel © Derek Li Wan Po, Basel © Derek Li Wan Po, Basel © Derek Li Wan Po, Basel +15

New Mechanics Hall - ME Building / Dominique Perrault Architecture

03:00 - 12 May, 2016
New Mechanics Hall - ME Building / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +24

Jazz Campus / Buol & Zünd

03:00 - 3 May, 2016
Jazz Campus / Buol & Zünd , © Georg Aerni
© Georg Aerni
  • Architects

  • Location

    Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Robert Müller, Vincenzo Maddalena, Rémy Schuster, Jules Hausherr, Johannes Schäfer, Franziska Moog, Yannick Schnetz, Bruno Radelfinger, Reem Al- Wakeel, Martin Schröder, Judith Sagl
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni +16

Biennale i2a

18:38 - 25 April, 2016
Biennale i2a, Biennale i2a_manifesto
Biennale i2a_manifesto

The first i2a Biennale will focus on the important territorial transformations currently underway in Switzerland, with more than 20 invited experts from various disciplines participating in a series of encounters and debates. The 3-day event aims to stimulate a dialogue between insiders and citizens, in order to place the transformations of the Swiss territory within a historical, social and political context.

Guests
Hans-Georg Bächtold . Cristina Bianchetti . Francesco Buzzi . Sandro Cattacin . Kees Christiaanse . Pierre Dessemontet . Andrea Felicioni . Martin Heller . Marco Hubeli . Yvette Jaggi . Hubert Klumpner . Maria Lezzi . Sébastien Marot

Kunstmuseum Basel / Christ & Gantenbein

03:00 - 21 April, 2016
Kunstmuseum Basel / Christ & Gantenbein, © Stefano Graziani
© Stefano Graziani

© Stefano Graziani © Stefano Graziani © Stefano Graziani © Walter Mair +27

Objekt 254 / Meier Architekten

05:00 - 19 April, 2016
Objekt 254  / Meier Architekten, Courtesy of Meier Architekten
Courtesy of Meier Architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Uitikon, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Meier Architekten

Courtesy of Meier Architekten Courtesy of Meier Architekten Courtesy of Meier Architekten Courtesy of Meier Architekten +22

Chalet Anzère / SeARCH

03:00 - 11 April, 2016
Chalet Anzère  / SeARCH , © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +14

Residencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid Architects

05:00 - 10 April, 2016
 Residencial Building Gelterkinden   / Merki Schmid Architects , © Alicja Dobrucka
© Alicja Dobrucka

© Alicja Dobrucka © Alicja Dobrucka © Alicja Dobrucka © Alicja Dobrucka +26

Sunstar Headquarter / Alhadeff Architects

22:00 - 8 April, 2016
Sunstar Headquarter  / Alhadeff Architects, © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) +45

Cinémathèque Suisse / EM2N

02:00 - 8 April, 2016
Cinémathèque Suisse / EM2N, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Penthaz, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Bettina Baumberger, Marc Holle (Associate), Jean-Baptiste Joye, Christof Zollinger (Associate)

  • Area

    13110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei +15

Pre/Post-School / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

05:00 - 7 April, 2016
Pre/Post-School  / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +17

Sebastian Errazuriz Designs Audemars Piguet's New Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong

14:00 - 5 April, 2016
Sebastian Errazuriz Designs Audemars Piguet's New Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong, Courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio
Courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio

Chilean-born artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has designed Swiss watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet's new lounge for Art Basel Hong Kong. "Taking inspiration from the ice formations and snowy winters of Audemars Piguet’s home in Le Brassus, Switzerland, the lounge will express the purity of nature and the passing of time," says Errazuriz.

"With water and ice as its main thematic elements, the new stand will give form to the concept of ice cycle as a metaphor of time. Three key components will anchor Errazuriz’s design: the icicle as a beautiful form, accumulating over time; the water drop, seen as nature’s ticking pulse; and ripples in the water, symbolizing the forward movement of new life. The drips of the melting icicles resemble nature’s pulse, like the beating of a heart or a ticking clock."

Spotlight: Mario Botta

08:00 - 1 April, 2016
Spotlight: Mario Botta, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte. Image © Joel Lassiter
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte. Image © Joel Lassiter

Working since he was 16, Swiss architect Mario Botta (April 1, 1943) has become a prolific and well known crafter of space, designing a huge array of places of worship, private homes, and museums, perhaps most notably the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, Switzerland. His use of traditional masonry over the streamlined steel and glass of so much modern architecture creates strong, self-confident buildings that pull together the contrast between the weight of his materials and lightness of his designs.

Frutt Family Lodge / Philip Loskant Architekt

03:00 - 31 March, 2016
Frutt Family Lodge  / Philip Loskant Architekt, © Ulrich Stockhaus
© Ulrich Stockhaus

© Ulrich Stockhaus © Ulrich Stockhaus © Ulrich Stockhaus © Ulrich Stockhaus +25

JTI Headquarters / SOM

03:00 - 30 March, 2016
JTI Headquarters / SOM, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +29

Neubau Mehrfamilienhaus Cham / idA

05:00 - 26 March, 2016
Neubau Mehrfamilienhaus Cham  / idA , © Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck +18

This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978

04:30 - 25 March, 2016
This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978, This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978, Swiss Architecture Museum
This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978, Swiss Architecture Museum

This Was Tomorrow is an exhibition about architectural imagination and the power, processes and poetics of creation and invention. It presents a series of twelve episodes—beginning in the 1950s—that look at the ferment of new ideas as architects began to re-conceive space in response to the conditions of a newly affluent society and the emergence of the electronic age.

Each of these investigations—from Le Corbusier’s late new harmony of form, to Aldo Rossi’s evocations of the force of history—looks into the basic elements, open futures and varied possibilities of architectural thinking, proposing fundamental new ideas and examining the potential of the built environment to reform the relations of humans to each other and to their environments.