Le Gazouillis Day Nursery Refurbishment / Omar Trinca

05:00 - 24 September, 2015
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +28

AMAG Autowelt Zurich / Fischer Architekten

15:00 - 21 September, 2015
© René Duerr
© René Duerr

© René Duerr © René Duerr © René Duerr © René Duerr +15

Breaking Ground Workshop

07:00 - 21 September, 2015
Programme of the Breaking Ground workshop - Geneva (Sept 21-25, 2015)
Programme of the Breaking Ground workshop - Geneva (Sept 21-25, 2015)

The Breaking Ground workshop will produce scenarios for the gradual development of a neighbourhood in Geneva, Switzerland, and conceive strategies to open urban design to end-users.

This 5 days events will be attended by masters students from Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich as well as young urbanists from Mumbai, Cairo, New York, Miami, Paris, London, and Vienna.

HHF Architects Design Moving Pavilion for ZeitRäume in Basel

08:00 - 12 September, 2015
© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

HHF architects has created a temporary pavilion for the first biennial for contemporary music and architecture ZeitRäume in Basel, Switzerland.

At nearly six meters tall, the installation is constructed of simple parts:  “a large drum made of bamboo poles, with a roof of scaffolding brackets.” While seemingly basic in construction, the pavilion additionally features movement in the roof portion, when blown by the wind.

Breaking Ground Workshop

19:30 - 10 September, 2015

A workshop on the gradual urban development of Geneva will take place from September 21st to September 25th, 2015 at the Fonderie Kugler. Registration to the workshop is open to all independent and creative minds and motivated people within the limits of the available places.

Carnal Hall at Le Rosey / Bernard Tschumi Architects

03:00 - 9 September, 2015
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +27

Wooden Structure at Launchlabs / Stereo Architektur

15:00 - 7 September, 2015
© Lukas Schaffhuser
© Lukas Schaffhuser

© Lukas Schaffhuser © Lukas Schaffhuser © Lukas Schaffhuser © Lukas Schaffhuser +15

Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti

03:00 - 7 September, 2015
© Marcelo Villada
© Marcelo Villada

© Marcelo Villada © Tessa Donati © Tessa Donati © Marcelo Villada +31

gta exhibitions: Book for Architects

19:30 - 4 September, 2015
Karl Holmqvist, SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ (Excerpt), 2014
Karl Holmqvist, SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ (Excerpt), 2014

Architects write books, read books, love books and collect books. Books loom large for architects – books that endeavor to talk about architecture, books that are a source of inspiration, a forum for polemics, an expression of dreams, wishful thinking and so much more. This exhibition showcases a historical selection of special “books for architects” as well as commentary on books by contemporary architects, historians and theorists, who, in various forms, conceptually and concretely explore a great many aspects of books for architects. Selected items are spatially arranged within the exhibition, moreover, for a mise en scène of reading, writing and collecting books.

ST-Sulpice II / FHV Architectes

15:00 - 1 September, 2015
Courtesy of FHV Architectes
Courtesy of FHV Architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Claudius Fruehauf, Guillaume Henry, Carlos Viladoms, Francesca Fraschini, Alberto Sols, Rémy Cottin
  • Construction Management

    Pragma SA
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of FHV Architectes

Courtesy of FHV Architectes Courtesy of FHV Architectes Courtesy of FHV Architectes Courtesy of FHV Architectes +17

New i2a Venue Opening Party

02:30 - 29 August, 2015
i2a istituto internationale di architettura, Villa Saroli, Lugano
i2a istituto internationale di architettura, Villa Saroli, Lugano

i2a is finally opening the doors of its new home and invites all those who wish to come to celebrate together this new beginning. The evening will offer a rich program of activities that intend to show, to both those who have followed us over the years as well as those discovering us on this occasion, what being an architecture forum means.

EM2N to Build Basel's New Museum of Natural History and State Archives

14:16 - 21 August, 2015
View from Vogesenplatz. Image © EM2N; Render by Luxigon
View from Vogesenplatz. Image © EM2N; Render by Luxigon

EM2N has won first prize in an international competition to design the new Museum of Natural History Basel and the State Archives Basel-City. Selected over 22 other proposals, the winning scheme "Zasamane" will unite both institutions within a single "storehouse" that will "combine knowledge about nature and culture" of the Swiss city. The elongated building will take shape with a subtle stagger that responds to the neighboring railway line and increases in density as it approaches Vogesenplatz. A slender tower will anchor the building, offering an "urban symbol" for both institutions.

View from Vogesenplatz. Image © EM2N; Render by Ponnie Images View from Vogesenplatz. Image © EM2N; Render by Ponnie Images Shared entrance hall. Image © EM2N; Render by Luxigon Staircase hall Museum of Natural History Basel. Image © EM2N; Render by Luxigon +21

Court House Bärgiswil / AFGH

11:00 - 13 August, 2015
Courtesy of AFGH
Courtesy of AFGH
  • Architects

  • Location

    Merlischachen, 6402, Switzerland
  • Project Leader

    Gilbert Isermann
  • Planners

    Pirmin Jung Ingenieure für Holzbau
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AFGH

Courtesy of AFGH Courtesy of AFGH Courtesy of AFGH Courtesy of AFGH +39

Orientation School Extension in Kerzers / Morscher Architekten

05:00 - 11 August, 2015
© Alexander Gempeler
© Alexander Gempeler

© Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler +19

Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China

06:00 - 31 July, 2015
IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY
IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY

Through a competition limited to some of the most prestigious universities, The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) have been chosen to work with the Harbin Institute of Technology of China (HIT) to create a new school of design, architecture and urbanism in Shenzhen. The new centre will be built on HIT's campus and house up to 1,200 post-graduate and doctoral students, with facilities for research, education and production. Read more about this collaboration after the break.

Polyadès / Stähelin Architekten

05:00 - 30 July, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +20

Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten

03:00 - 27 July, 2015
© Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

© Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann +14

Chäserrugg, Toggenburg / Herzog & de Meuron

03:00 - 21 July, 2015
© Katalin Deér
© Katalin Deér
  • Architects

  • Location

    Unterwasser, 9657 Alt Saint Johann, Switzerland
  • Partners

    : Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger (Partner in Charge)
  • Area

    26910.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Katalin Deér

© Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér +5