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Peter Zumthor Unveils Designs for Beyeler Foundation Addition

14:00 - 4 May, 2017
Peter Zumthor Unveils Designs for Beyeler Foundation Addition, House for Art and Pavilion (right-hand side), View from the Berower Park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner
House for Art and Pavilion (right-hand side), View from the Berower Park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner

Atelier Peter Zumthor has revealed conceptual designs for their CHF 100 million ($100 million USD) addition of the Beyeler Foundation in Riehen, Switzerland, just outside of the city of Basel. Located on land formerly off-limits to the public, the extension will add an array of new event and gallery spaces to the existing museum, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and opened in 1997.

Drawing from the “village-like character” of Riehen, the addition will consist of three, relatively small new buildings that blend harmoniously into the museum’s nature-filled setting: a stoic building for administration and service, a glass pavilion for events, and a grand House for Art. Together, their arrangement will help to create a subtle link between the new and old areas of the site.

House for Art, View from the Iselin-Weber Park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner House for Art, Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner House for Art and Pavilion, View from the west along the Bachtelenweg in the direction of Baselstrasse. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner House for Art, View from the Iselin-Weber Park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner +6

MFH Dali Rain / dolmus Architekten

05:00 - 4 May, 2017
MFH Dali Rain / dolmus Architekten, © Aytac Pekdemir
© Aytac Pekdemir

© Aytac Pekdemir © Aytac Pekdemir © Aytac Pekdemir © Aytac Pekdemir +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    6026 Rain, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Cédric von Däniken, Gani Turunc
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hemishofen House / Dost

03:00 - 4 May, 2017
Hemishofen House / Dost, © Andrin Winteler - bürobureau
© Andrin Winteler - bürobureau

© Andrin Winteler - bürobureau               © Andrin Winteler - bürobureau               © Andrin Winteler - bürobureau               © Andrin Winteler - bürobureau               +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    8261 Hemishofen, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Dominic Meister
  • Area

    151.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

Villa in an Historical Park / Dost

05:00 - 2 May, 2017
Villa in an Historical Park / Dost, © Ilja Tschanen | moduleplus
© Ilja Tschanen | moduleplus

© Andrin Winteler | bürobureau © Andrin Winteler | bürobureau © Andrin Winteler | bürobureau © Andrin Winteler | bürobureau +20

Champs-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

02:00 - 1 May, 2017
Champs-Meunier South / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés , © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin des Champs Meunier 15B, 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA
  • Team Lausanne

    : Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Manuel Perez, Nuno Santos, Angela Clua, Thanh Trinh, Roberto Kossi Odi, Sacha Pannatier, Bernard Emonet
  • Landscape Architect

    Bureau du Paysage Jean-Jacques Borgeaud
  • Area

    8561.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Vitra Design Museum / Gehry Partners

04:00 - 28 April, 2017
AD Classics: Vitra Design Museum / Gehry Partners, © Liao Yusheng
© Liao Yusheng

From the architect. Even at the Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein—a collection of furniture factories, offices, showrooms, and galleries, many of which are the products of iconic architects—the Vitra Design Museum stands out as exceptional. With its sculptural form composed of interconnected curving volumes, the museum is the unmistakable work of Frank Gehry – an architect who has built a legacy for himself upon such structures. What may not be immediately apparent is the crossroads that this serene white building represents: it was in this project at the southwestern corner of Germany (close to the Swiss border) that Gehry first realized a structure in the vein of his now signature style.

© Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng +10

Single Family House on a Slope / Dost

02:00 - 28 April, 2017
Single Family House on a Slope / Dost, © Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau
© Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau

© Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau © Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau © Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau © Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau +11

Kulum Eispavilion / Foster + Partners

09:00 - 21 April, 2017
Kulum Eispavilion / Foster + Partners, ©  Nigel Young
© Nigel Young

©  Nigel Young ©  Nigel Young ©  Nigel Young ©  Nigel Young +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Foster + Partners

  • Area

    860.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Exhibition: After Schengen European Borders by Ignacio Evangelista

22:11 - 12 April, 2017
Exhibition: After Schengen European Borders by Ignacio Evangelista, "Rattersdorf - Köszegcs A-H": Border crossing point between Austria and Hungary. Image © Ignacio Evangelista
"Rattersdorf - Köszegcs A-H": Border crossing point between Austria and Hungary. Image © Ignacio Evangelista

The "After Schengen" photo series shows old border crossing points between different states in the European Union. After the Schengen agreement, most of these old checkpoints remain abandoned and out of service, allowing us to gaze into the past from the present. It causes many reflections, especially at a moment when European Union project is heavily discussed.

Rhône 8 / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

03:00 - 12 April, 2017
Rhône 8 / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +44

Apartments on Forchstrasse / Kyncl Schaller Architekten

05:00 - 11 April, 2017
Apartments on Forchstrasse / Kyncl Schaller Architekten, ©  Eric Schmid
© Eric Schmid

©  Eric Schmid               ©  Eric Schmid               ©  Eric Schmid               ©  Eric Schmid               +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    P. Kyncl, G. Schaller
  • Area

    2100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Villa Comano / Attilio Panzeri & Partners

13:00 - 8 April, 2017
Villa Comano / Attilio Panzeri & Partners, © Alessandro Crinari
© Alessandro Crinari

© Alessandro Crinari               © Alessandro Crinari               © Alessandro Crinari               © Alessandro Crinari               +33

Think You Know Swiss Architecture? Think Again.

04:00 - 3 April, 2017
Think You Know Swiss Architecture? Think Again., "Which vernacular building or spatial situation do you find inspiring for your approach to architecture?". Image © S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum / Swiss Architecture Museum
"Which vernacular building or spatial situation do you find inspiring for your approach to architecture?". Image © S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum / Swiss Architecture Museum

In one of his 1922 travel essays for the Toronto Star Ernest Hemingway wrote, in a typically thewy tone, of “a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways and all stuck over with large brown hotels built [in] the cuckoo style of architecture.” This was his Switzerland: a country cornered in the heartland of Europe and yet distant from so much of its history. A nation which, for better or worse and particularly over the course of the 20th Century, has cultivated and become subject to a singularly one-dimensional reputation when it comes to architectural culture and the built environment.

Smarch / Project: Trash Gap - Compos(t)ition / Location: Bern (BE). Image © Smarch. Courtesy S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum / Swiss Architecture Museum Bayer Klemmer / Project: Drying Tower Burgweiherweg / Location: St. Gallen (SG). Image © Christoph Hurni. Courtesy S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum / Swiss Architecture Museum Atelier Archiplein / Project: Gneiss Quarry /  Location: Tessin. Image © Stefano Zerbi. Courtesy S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum / Swiss Architecture Museum Baserga Mozzetti / Project: Stable / Location: Valle di Blenio (TI). Image © Giovanni Buzzi. Courtesy S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum / Swiss Architecture Museum +17

Spotlight: Mario Botta

12:00 - 1 April, 2017
Spotlight: Mario Botta, Cathédrale d'Evry (Essonne-France). Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/tongeron91/8674923860/'>Flickr user tongeron91</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Cathédrale d'Evry (Essonne-France). Image © Flickr user tongeron91 licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

International Motorcycling Federation / LOCALARCHITECTURE

05:00 - 27 March, 2017
International Motorcycling Federation / LOCALARCHITECTURE, © Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou © Joel Tettamanti © Matthieu Gafsou © Joel Tettamanti +15

Werdenberg Castle Renovation and Extension / BBK Architekten

02:00 - 26 March, 2017
© Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

© Walter Mair © Daniel Ammann und Thomas Siebrecht © Walter Mair © Walter Mair +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Werdenberg Grabs, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Johannes Brunner, Nic Wohlwend
  • Project Team

    Clemens Wall
  • Area

    1921.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

A Combination of Wonder and Structure: Christian Kerez on Swiss Architecture

07:00 - 24 March, 2017
A Combination of Wonder and Structure: Christian Kerez on Swiss Architecture

In this fourth episode of GSAPP Conversations, third-year GSAPP Master of Architecture student Ayesha Ghosh speaks with Swiss architect Christian Kerez, who delivered the opening lecture of the school's Spring 2017 Semester. Kerez's recent projects include Incidental Space at the Swiss Pavillion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, an amorphous structure which raised questions of the limits of imagination and technical feasibility in architecture today.

House Z22 and Warehouse F88 / Gus Wüstemann Architects

03:00 - 10 March, 2017
House Z22 and Warehouse F88  / Gus Wüstemann Architects, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling +49