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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

13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU Architecture

15:00 - 9 March, 2017
13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU Architecture, © Michel Bonvin
© Michel Bonvin

© Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin +21

Chilestieg Rümlang / Baumschlager Eberle Architekten

03:00 - 28 February, 2017
Chilestieg Rümlang / Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, © Archphoto
© Archphoto

© Archphoto © Archphoto © Archphoto © Archphoto +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chilestieg 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B, 8153 Rümlang, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Sabrina Contratto Ménard
  • Project Architect

    Thies Böke
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House M / Jan Skuratowski Architecture

05:00 - 24 February, 2017
House M / Jan Skuratowski Architecture, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +20

HHF Architects + Westpol Win Switzerland Apartment Tower Competiton

08:00 - 18 February, 2017
HHF Architects + Westpol Win Switzerland Apartment Tower Competiton, Courtesy of HHF Architects
Courtesy of HHF Architects

HHF Architects, in collaboration with landscape architects from Westpol, have won a competition with their design for Jardin Métropole, a 30-meter-tall apartment tower and neighboring green space. Located in Biel, Switzerland, the project is expected to become the symbol of the city and contribute to the area’s general enhancement through its angled cube massing and public element.

Based on the theme of a “city garden,” the building will constitute the beginning of a new, park-like passage to Rue du Moulin, and will feature access to gardens with private planting beds, a shared roof terrace, and landscaped loggains.

Courtesy of HHF Architects Courtesy of HHF Architects Courtesy of HHF Architects Courtesy of HHF Architects +14

Parterre One / Focketyn Del Rio Studio

05:00 - 16 February, 2017
Parterre One / Focketyn Del Rio Studio, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +34