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Swimming Pool Allmendli / illiz Architektur

13:00 - 25 July, 2016
Swimming Pool Allmendli / illiz Architektur, © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +21

Charlie Chaplin Museum / Itten+Brechbühl

05:00 - 25 July, 2016
Charlie Chaplin Museum  / Itten+Brechbühl, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +53

Paradiso / Nomos

13:00 - 22 July, 2016
Paradiso / Nomos, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Nomos
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House 1 / ALICE Studio Architects

05:00 - 20 July, 2016
House 1 / ALICE Studio Architects, © Dylan Perrenoud
© Dylan Perrenoud

© Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud © ALICE EPFL © Dylan Perrenoud +20

Barn Conversion / Freiluft Architektur

02:00 - 20 July, 2016
Barn Conversion / Freiluft Architektur, © David Aebi
© David Aebi

© David Aebi © David Aebi © David Aebi © David Aebi +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rüegsauschachen, 3415, Switzerland
  • Collaborator

    WAM Planer und Ingenieure AG
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects

02:00 - 19 July, 2016
Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects, © Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz +29

Multi-family House La Contenta / Aita Flury

05:00 - 17 July, 2016
Multi-family House La Contenta / Aita Flury, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Domat/Ems, Switzerland
  • Collaborators

    Konrad Braun, Lukas Podzuweit
  • Structural Engineer

    Conzett Bronzini und Partner Ingenieure
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Summer School: Islands, Atolls and Archipelagos of Lake Lugano

12:25 - 15 July, 2016
Summer School: Islands, Atolls and Archipelagos of Lake Lugano, i2a istituto internazionale di architettura summer school islands, atolls and archipelagos of Lake Lugano
i2a istituto internazionale di architettura summer school islands, atolls and archipelagos of Lake Lugano

i2a istituto internazionale di architettura, Lugano, in collaboration with the Hochschule Luzern - master Technik & Architektur and the CCU – Chinese Culture University, Taipei, with the patronage of Comune di Agno (Cantone Ticino, Switzerland), is glad to present the international summer school islands, atolls and archipelagos of Lake Lugano, which will take place in Agno form September 5th to September 11th. Participants will receive 3 ETCS credits form the Hochschule Luzern.

House in Riehen / Reuter Raeber Architects

03:00 - 14 July, 2016
House in Riehen / Reuter Raeber Architects, © Eik Frenzel
© Eik Frenzel

© Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel +16

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Symposium

11:01 - 12 July, 2016
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 Symposium

Once a niche topic, architectural geometry enjoys increasing interest from both academics as well as practitioners from the fields of architecture, engineering, computer science and mathematics. The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposia series addresses this increasing interest through presentations and discussions of innovation in geometric and computational applications in architecture.

The fifth series of the AAG symposia features three days of workshops as well as a three-day conference with the participation of the well-known keynote speakers Lord Norman Foster, Francis Aish, Werner Sobek, Erik Demaine and Urs B. Roth.

Previous editions of the AAG symposia series took place in London, Paris

Incidental Space: Inside the Swiss Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 7 July, 2016
Incidental Space: Inside the Swiss Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, «Incidental Space»  A project by Christian Kerez / curated by Sandra Oehy. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
«Incidental Space» A project by Christian Kerez / curated by Sandra Oehy. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

All architecture is exhibitionist. Exhibitions are not simply sites for the display of architecture, they are sites for the incubations of new forms of architecture and new ways of thinking about architecture. [1] – Beatriz Colomina

An architecture biennale can be more than a place to simply represent and celebrate the status quo in architectural production. The Biennale’s state of exception and its spatial distance from where people normally work open up a space for examining and critically questioning the conditions of everyday work and production. Although, technologically speaking, more is possible today than ever before, in recent years architects’ creative latitude has been greatly reined in by an enormous—and growing—burden of rules and regulations. Against this background, the architectural exhibition is becoming an ever more relevant medium for a critical practice of architecture. Understood in these terms, an exhibition is no longer just a place for representing architecture ex post facto, as it is still often treated today. Instead, the fact of the exhibition space’s autonomy, and its distance from the “real” world of public and private architecture, has a potential that is increasingly being recognized and put to use. Exhibitions are becoming a place for researching and producing an experimental and critical architectural practice: a place not for the presentation of finished products, but for the production of content. The simultaneous limitations and license to experiment lent by the exhibition space focuses the object of research, allowing for the emergence of new insights, interpretations, and meanings. This calls into question the supposed boundary between architecture and the exhibition. Inquiry becomes a form of display.

Balboa Bar & Gym / helsinkizurich

05:00 - 5 July, 2016
Balboa Bar & Gym / helsinkizurich, © Jochen Splett
© Jochen Splett

© Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Schanzengraben 19, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    helsinkizurich
  • Design Team

    Mirjam Niemeyer, Tommi Mäkynen
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Origami / group8

05:00 - 30 June, 2016
Origami / group8, © Régis Golay
© Régis Golay

© Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Pavilion of Reflections / Studio Tom Emerson

11:00 - 29 June, 2016
Pavilion of Reflections  / Studio Tom Emerson, Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson
Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson

Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson

MeCri Museum Extension / Studio Inches Architettura

02:00 - 22 June, 2016
MeCri Museum Extension  / Studio Inches Architettura, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minusio, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Matteo Inches, Nastasja Geleta, Tommaso Pareschi, Marija Urbaite
  • Area

    53.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Advanced Building Skins Conference

11:45 - 20 June, 2016
Advanced Building Skins Conference, Conference on Advanced Building Skins, 10-11 October 2016, Bern, Switerland
Conference on Advanced Building Skins, 10-11 October 2016, Bern, Switerland

International platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry.

A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich

06:00 - 20 June, 2016
A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

On June 11th, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, also known as Manifestabegan its 100-day stint in this edition's host city, Zurich, Switzerland. The festival's center-piece is a timber raft floating on Lake Zurich, known as the Pavilion of Reflections. The temporary structure was designed and realized by Studio Tom Emerson and a team of thirty students from ETH Zurich. Constructed primarily of timber, Christian Jankowski, curator of Manifesta 11, describes the exhibit “as a floating multi-functional platform with a giant LED screen, a stand for spectators, a swimming pool and a bar.”

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +14

Zaha Hadid's Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich

14:00 - 16 June, 2016
Zaha Hadid's Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich , Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska
Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska

Zaha Hadid’s exhibition design for Kurt Schwitters: Merz opened to the public earlier this week at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. In an article about the exhibition in T Magazine, senior designer and director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), Patrik Schumacher said, “It’s literally the last project of Zaha, finished by her team.”

The exhibition, presenting seventy works – in all media – from each period of the artist’s career, honors five decades of the gallery showing Schwitter’s work. Hadid’s design is a reflection on the artist’s well-known, but destroyed, Merzbau, a sculpture that filled the artist’s workspace from 1923-1937. According to the Hadid’s office, “[Merzbau was] a living, inhabited collage, ever-shifting and expanding, and this was the starting point for [Zaha’s] exhibition design which pushes beyond mere random collage to embrace the unpredictable richness and the complex variegated order found in nature.” The design builds on an established relationship between Hadid and Galerie Gmurzynska; Merz following in the footsteps of an earlier exhibition space designed for another of the architect’s inspirations, Kasimir Malevich.

Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska +11