Swiss National Museum / Christ & Gantenbein

03:00 - 1 February, 2016

Lausanne University Hospital Restaurant Extension / meier + associés architectes

05:00 - 30 January, 2016
Courtesy of maa
Courtesy of maa

© Yves André Courtesy of maa © Yves André © Yves André +30

Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes

11:00 - 28 January, 2016
© Yves André
© Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Yves André Courtesy of meier + associés architectes +33

Métrailler House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

03:00 - 27 January, 2016
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +18

Underground Carport and Car Display / b29 architectes

02:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Alan Hasoo
© Alan Hasoo

© Alan Hasoo © Alan Hasoo © Alan Hasoo © Alan Hasoo +23

William McDonough Unveils ICEhouse™, The Next Step in the Circular Economy

08:00 - 23 January, 2016
© Bertram Radelow, courtesy of William McDonough + Partners
© Bertram Radelow, courtesy of William McDonough + Partners

Designer William McDonough has unveiled the next step in cradle-to-cradle manufacturing: The Innovation for the Circular Economy house (ICEhouse) in Davos, Switzerland. The ICEhouse aims to show the “positive design framework described in the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, and the reuse of resources implicit in the circular economy."

The house was used as a place of gathering and discussion for the World Economic Forum annual meeting. After being used for the week, the building will be disassembled and reconstructed elsewhere.

The Autumn House / Daniele Claudio Taddei

15:00 - 22 January, 2016
© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling +17

House B / E2A

05:00 - 20 January, 2016
© Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +9

Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

03:00 - 13 January, 2016
© Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz +31

House in Les Jeurs / Lacroix Chessex Architectes

05:00 - 18 December, 2015
© Joël Tettamanti
© Joël Tettamanti

© Joël Tettamanti © Joël Tettamanti © Joël Tettamanti © Joël Tettamanti +31

Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation

08:00 - 12 December, 2015

Brut Deluxe has created a colorful light installation, made up of 48 chandelier-like pieces that dangle above Geneva’s Rue du Mont Blanc for the 2015 Geneva LUX light festival. The project continues on Brut Deluxe’s extensive work with ephemeral installations and their study of spatial qualities through light.

Miguel de Guzmán and Rocío Romero, from the photography studio Imagen Subliminal, have shared with us their images and video of the installation.

Learn more and view more images after the break. 

© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) +16

The Larch Barn / Alp’Architecture Sàrl

02:00 - 10 December, 2015

Christian Kerez to Contribute to Swiss Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 9 December, 2015
Kerez's House with One Wall Project. Image © Walter Mair
Kerez's House with One Wall Project. Image © Walter Mair

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has nominated Christian Kerez, a Venezuela-born, Swiss architect, to represent Switzerland at the 15th Architecture Biennial in Venice in 2016. The exhibition will be curated by Swiss art historian Sandra Oehy, and will be on display at the Biennial from May 28 to November 27, 2016. Switzerland will also be represented by <<Salon Suisse>>, a platform for discussion and debate on contemporary art and architecture.

JS’ Barn Reconversion / Alp’Architecture Sàrl

13:00 - 8 December, 2015

See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial

Now in its second year, DesignCurial has revealed the results of their annual “Top 10 Public Toilets” award, recognizing outstanding lavatory design across the world. The top 10 emerged as exemplars among over 1,000 public toilet designs, evaluated on “design, innovation and the relationship with surroundings”. “The aim of the list was to bring international design to the fore, especially unique architecture that may be overlooked due to the structure’s mundane stereotype,” said Katherine Houston, web editor at DesignCurial. “This list is well geographically spread, with distinctive designs emerging from Japan, Australia and the UK to name a few.” See the world’s best public toilets for 2015 after the break.

Trail Restroom. Image via DesignCurial Wembley WCs. Image via DesignCurial Tokinokura Lavatories Shimodate. Image via DesignCurial L'Uritonnoir. Image via DesignCurial +28

Peter Zumthor: “There’s Nothing I’m Not Interested In”

12:00 - 30 November, 2015

The Louisiana Channel recently made a trip to the hometown of Peter Zumthor for an extensive and rare video interview on the Swiss architect's life journey, passion for learning, and how "different kinds of silence" help him reach his potential. 

Florins Residence / Philipp Baumhauer Architects

09:00 - 20 November, 2015
© Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ruedi Walti © Ralph Feiner +41

Montebar Villa / JMA

05:00 - 20 November, 2015
© Jacopo Mascheroni
© Jacopo Mascheroni

© Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni +17