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House B / E2A

05:00 - 20 January, 2016
House B / E2A, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander
  • Architects

  • Location

    8712 Stäfa, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +9

Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

03:00 - 13 January, 2016
Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects, © Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz +31

House in Les Jeurs / Lacroix Chessex Architectes

05:00 - 18 December, 2015
House in Les Jeurs / Lacroix Chessex Architectes, © Joël Tettamanti
© Joël Tettamanti

© Joël Tettamanti © Joël Tettamanti © Joël Tettamanti © Joël Tettamanti +31

Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation

08:00 - 12 December, 2015

Brut Deluxe has created a colorful light installation, made up of 48 chandelier-like pieces that dangle above Geneva’s Rue du Mont Blanc for the 2015 Geneva LUX light festival. The project continues on Brut Deluxe’s extensive work with ephemeral installations and their study of spatial qualities through light.

Miguel de Guzmán and Rocío Romero, from the photography studio Imagen Subliminal, have shared with us their images and video of the installation.

Learn more and view more images after the break. 

© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) +16

The Larch Barn / Alp’Architecture Sàrl

02:00 - 10 December, 2015
The Larch Barn / Alp’Architecture Sàrl, © Christophe voisin
© Christophe voisin

© Christophe voisin © Christophe voisin © Christophe voisin © Christophe voisin +16

Christian Kerez to Contribute to Swiss Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 9 December, 2015
Christian Kerez to Contribute to Swiss Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale , Kerez's House with One Wall Project. Image © Walter Mair
Kerez's House with One Wall Project. Image © Walter Mair

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has nominated Christian Kerez, a Venezuela-born, Swiss architect, to represent Switzerland at the 15th Architecture Biennial in Venice in 2016. The exhibition will be curated by Swiss art historian Sandra Oehy, and will be on display at the Biennial from May 28 to November 27, 2016. Switzerland will also be represented by <<Salon Suisse>>, a platform for discussion and debate on contemporary art and architecture.

JS’ Barn Reconversion / Alp’Architecture Sàrl

13:00 - 8 December, 2015
JS’ Barn Reconversion / Alp’Architecture Sàrl, © Christophe Voisin
© Christophe Voisin

© Christophe Voisin © Christophe Voisin © Christophe Voisin © Christophe Voisin +15

See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World, Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial

Now in its second year, DesignCurial has revealed the results of their annual “Top 10 Public Toilets” award, recognizing outstanding lavatory design across the world. The top 10 emerged as exemplars among over 1,000 public toilet designs, evaluated on “design, innovation and the relationship with surroundings”. “The aim of the list was to bring international design to the fore, especially unique architecture that may be overlooked due to the structure’s mundane stereotype,” said Katherine Houston, web editor at DesignCurial. “This list is well geographically spread, with distinctive designs emerging from Japan, Australia and the UK to name a few.” See the world’s best public toilets for 2015 after the break.

Trail Restroom. Image via DesignCurial Wembley WCs. Image via DesignCurial Tokinokura Lavatories Shimodate. Image via DesignCurial L'Uritonnoir. Image via DesignCurial +28

Peter Zumthor: “There’s Nothing I’m Not Interested In”

12:00 - 30 November, 2015

The Louisiana Channel recently made a trip to the hometown of Peter Zumthor for an extensive and rare video interview on the Swiss architect's life journey, passion for learning, and how "different kinds of silence" help him reach his potential. 

Florins Residence / Philipp Baumhauer Architects

09:00 - 20 November, 2015
Florins Residence / Philipp Baumhauer Architects, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ruedi Walti © Ralph Feiner +41

Montebar Villa / JMA

05:00 - 20 November, 2015
Montebar Villa / JMA, © Jacopo Mascheroni
© Jacopo Mascheroni
  • Architects

  • Location

    Medeglia, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacopo Mascheroni, Diego Magrì
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni +17

Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten

09:00 - 12 November, 2015
Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten, © Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer

© Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer +32

Swiss Students Design a Floating Pavilion on Lake Zurich for Manifesta 11

04:00 - 12 November, 2015
Swiss Students Design a Floating Pavilion on Lake Zurich for Manifesta 11, Rendering of of 'Pavilon of Reflections'. Image © ETH Studio Emerson
Rendering of of 'Pavilon of Reflections'. Image © ETH Studio Emerson

Manifesta—a nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art which "responds to the new social, cultural and political reality that developed in the aftermath of the Cold War"—emerged in the 1990s. For the eleventh incarnation of the event, which will take place in Zurich during the summer of 2016, Studio Tom Emerson have developed designs for a floating island which "will constitute a new temporary landmark in the city." Located on Lake Zurich and hosting an open-air cinema and integrated swimming pool, the Pavillon of Reflections will act as the central node for the 100-day festival. Designed and realised by a team of thirty students from ETH Zurich, the pavilion aims to offer a space for dialogue and reflection on the specific artworks created for the biennial.

Chalet, Val D’hérens / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

05:00 - 11 November, 2015
Chalet, Val D’hérens / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +18

Fernando Guerra Wins Arcaid Award for World's Best Building Image

12:06 - 6 November, 2015
Fernando Guerra Wins Arcaid Award for World's Best Building Image, Winner: EPFL Quartier Nord (Ecublens, Switzerland) / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés'. Image © Fernando Guerra
Winner: EPFL Quartier Nord (Ecublens, Switzerland) / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés'. Image © Fernando Guerra

Fernando Guerra's stunning image of Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' EPFL Quartier Nord in Ecublens, Switzerland, has won the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award. Announced at the ongoing World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore, the image was selected by a panel of judges for its ability to "translate the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions."

"The architecture itself is the focus and the image regarded only as the medium. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer," said the Award's organizers.

Each shortlisted image was judged on the merits of the photography for composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale; Guerra had the highest scoring image overall. 

"The high level of photography has made it a very difficult the task to choose the winners. The most important thing for us has been the concept and atmosphere of the images. How they have been perceived and expressed through the creativity and inspiration of the photographer," said architects and jury members Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga.

The runners up included...

obha / RBA Architekten

15:00 - 4 November, 2015
obha / RBA Architekten, © Mark Drotsky
© Mark Drotsky

© Mark Drotsky © Mark Drotsky © Mark Drotsky © Mark Drotsky +17

News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory

19:30 - 27 October, 2015
News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory, The Mobile Agora from the "News from Nowhere" exhibition. Image by Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich
The Mobile Agora from the "News from Nowhere" exhibition. Image by Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich

The Korean artists, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho have teamed up with the design collective, Urban-Think Tank, based at ETH Zürich, to launch the newest version of the ongoing project, “News from Nowhere.” Past versions have appeared in documenta (13) in Kassel and the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2013. The “News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory” establishes an interdisciplinary and participatory platform to discuss the urgent social, political and economic issues. Located in the Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst, the “News from Nowhere” exhibition brings together artists, architects, designers, scientists, and documentarians in order to discuss issues facing contemporary society. 

Double Pre-School Facility / Singer Baenziger Architects

09:00 - 24 October, 2015
Double Pre-School Facility / Singer Baenziger Architects, © Christian Senti
© Christian Senti

© Christian Senti © Christian Senti © Christian Senti © Christian Senti +22