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Single-Family House / idA

  • Architects: idA
  • Location: Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Markus Bertschi, Courtesy of idA

© Markus Bertschi Courtesy of idA © Markus Bertschi © Markus Bertschi

AnnaPhilipp_HouseL / Philipp Architekten

© Udo Geisler © Udo Geisler © Udo Geisler © Udo Geisler

Villa M / Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten

© Dominique M.Wehrli
© Dominique M.Wehrli

© Dominique M.Wehrli © Dominique M.Wehrli © Dominique M.Wehrli © Dominique M.Wehrli

Not Guilty / Ippolito Fleitz Group

Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group
Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Team: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Alexander Fehre, Felix Rabe, Katja Heinemann, Tanja Ziegler
  • Graphic Design: Sonja Schneider
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Zooey Braun, Paolo Emmanuele

Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group Courtesy of Ippolito Fleitz Group

Villa a Pianezzo / Bonetti e Bonetti Architetti

© Dario Bonetti
© Dario Bonetti

© Dario Bonetti © Dario Bonetti © Dario Bonetti © Dario Bonetti

Max Museo / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

  • Architects: Durisch + Nolli Architetti
  • Location: Via Dante Alighieri, 6830 Chiasso, Switzerland
  • Architect In Charge: Pia Durisch, Aldo Nolli
  • Collaborators: Diego Ostinelli, Michele Zanetta
  • Engineering: Grignoli Muttoni Partner, Colombo & Pedroni SA, Elettroconsulenze Solcà SA
  • Area: 6051.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Gianpaolo Minelli, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti, Alberto Flammer

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Alberto Flammer © Gianpaolo Minelli © Gianpaolo Minelli

New House in Ranzo / Wespi de Meuron

  • Architects: Wespi de Meuron
  • Location: Ranzo, 6577 Sant'Abbondio, Switzerland
  • Collaborators: Roberto La Rocca Architekt
  • Engineer: Anastasi
  • Building Physics: IFEC Consulenze
  • Master Builder: Clerici Vitali Dellea SA
  • Area: 127.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz

Urban Villas / alp Architektur Lischer Partner

  • Architects: alp Architektur Lischer Partner
  • Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Project Team: Daniel Lischer, Dominik Bieri, Cédric von Däniken
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of alp Architektur Lischer Partner

Courtesy of alp Architektur Lischer Partner Courtesy of alp Architektur Lischer Partner Courtesy of alp Architektur Lischer Partner Courtesy of alp Architektur Lischer Partner

Arsenal B47 / Ralph Germann architectes

© Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod

Wohnhaus in Münster / Roman Hutter Architektur

  • Architects: Roman Hutter Architektur
  • Location: Münster-Geschinen, Switzerland
  • Architect In Charge: Roman Hutter, Anne Janzen
  • Area: 634.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Markus Käch

© Markus Käch © Markus Käch © Markus Käch © Markus Käch

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

AD Classics: Saint Benedict Chapel / Peter Zumthor

The Saint Benedict Chapel, located in the village of Sumvitg, Graubünden, was designed by the Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor in 1988. The modest, human-scaled exterior of the chapel encapsulates the beauty and simplicity of Zumthor’s works, while the interior showcases his unparalleled craftsmanship. 

Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner

  • Architects: alp Architektur Lischer Partner
  • Location: Vitznau, Switzerland
  • Project Manager: Nicole Renggli-Frey
  • Planners: Jung Pirmin, Rain LU / Trachsel AG, Luzern / Appert Zwahlen Partner AG, Cham ZG / Sphinx, Luzern
  • Construction Manager: Tripol AG, Luzern
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei

Lake Rotsee Refuge / AFGH

© Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck
  • Architects: AFGH
  • Location: Rotsee, Lucerne
  • Partners In Charge: Andreas Fuhrimann, Gabrielle Hächler
  • Area: 123.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Valentin Jeck

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck

Suurstoffi / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Courtesy of Holzber Kobler
Courtesy of Holzber Kobler

Courtesy of Holzber Kobler Courtesy of Holzber Kobler Courtesy of Holzber Kobler Courtesy of Holzber Kobler

Dental Club / OOS AG

  • Architects: OOS AG
  • Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Project Head: Christiane Agreiter
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko

© Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko © Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko © Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko © Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko