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Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten

  • Architects: Furrer Jud Architekten
  • Location: Wil, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge: Patric Furrer, Andreas Jud, Frédéric Muller, Christophe Besson
  • Area: 2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Benedikt Redmann

© Benedikt Redmann © Benedikt Redmann © Benedikt Redmann © Benedikt Redmann

Lussy Sport Hall / Virdis Architecture

  • Architects: Virdis Architecture
  • Location: Chemin de Crey Derrey, 1618 Châtel-Saint-Denis, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Virdis Sebastien, Dafflon Alain, Delaloye François
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Jantscher Thomas

© Jantscher Thomas © Jantscher Thomas © Jantscher Thomas © Jantscher Thomas

Reinstating the Relevance of Academic Journals: trans magazin

Courtesy of trans magazine
Courtesy of trans magazine

trans magazin, a semi-annual journal published by the Department of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ, seeks to address "issues in architecture and urban development from a variety of perspectives." Managed by an independent student editorial team since 1997, the publication studies and discusses humanities, politics, philosophy and the arts. It is "a platform for interdisciplinary discourse" packaged in a beautifully printed, weighty periodical.

DEY House / Cagna + Wenger Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Herzog & de Meuron, & Atelier Bow-Wow's "Stroll Through a Fun Palace" - Switzerland's Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014

"We often invent the future with elements from the past."

BIG Designs Spiralling Museum for Swiss Watchmaker

Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet have announced BIG as the designers for an extension to their headquarters in Le Brassus, near Le Chenit. The design includes gallery spaces for a museum, work spaces and a guest house. Conceived as a spiralling glass pavilion embedded in the landscape, BIG's design - entilted Maison des Fondateurs - will take visitors on a narrative journey through the company's 139-year history.

More images after the break


Video: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban Architects

Occupying an existing footprint in the heart of Zurich, Shigeru Ban Architects' Tamedia headquarters is distinct for its stunning timber structure. Beyond the environmental benefits of using wood as the main structural material, the wood's visibility "gives a very special character and high quality spatiality to the working atmosphere," as Ban once described. Take a look in the Spirit of Space video above for a good understanding of what if feels like to be inside the space. 

Extension Railway Service Facility / EM2N

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Herdern, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Christof Zollinger, Stefan Berle, Duarte Brito, Fabian Hörmann (Associate), Mathias Kampmann, Benjamin Nordmann
  • Area: 13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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

Loft B / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Gian Paolo Minelli

Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Walter Mair

Bahnhofplatz Winterthur / Stutz Bolt Partner

  • Architects: Stutz Bolt Partner
  • Location: Bahnhofplatz, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Schwartz Consulting, Zug
  • Steel Construction, Glazing and Facades: Tuchschmid, Frauenfeld
  • Client: City of Winterthur, Construction Department
  • Cost: 15 Mio. SFR (10 Mio. GBP, 12 Mio. Euro)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Michael Haug

© Michael Haug © Michael Haug © Michael Haug © Michael Haug

Villa Dind / Link architectes

  • Architects: Link architectes
  • Location: 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lionel Henriod, Thomas Hämmerli, Jay Louvion

© Thomas Hämmerli © Thomas Hämmerli © Jay Louvion © Thomas Hämmerli


  • Location: Route du Bois-Genoud 36, 1023 Crissier, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge: Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Laurent Saurer, Aude Mermier, Nicolas Willemet
  • Area: 1368.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects Open Days 2014

For three days, from May 9 to May 11, you'll be able to visit more than 300 works designed by SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) affiliated professionals. In many cases, it's the same architects and designers who worked on the projects the ones who'll be guiding the free tours. 

Helvetia Commissions Herzog & de Meuron to Extend Headquarters

Herzog & de Meuron has been commissioned to design the fourth and final extension to Helvetia’s Head Office in St. Gallen. The new west wing will join three other structures, all of which share the same uniform facade treatment, to complete the insurance company’s headquarters and provide a prominent entrance, cafe, meeting rooms and additional office space.

3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced 3XN as the winner of the competition to design the IOC's new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The decision to choose the Denmark-based firm over eleven other firms, including OMA, Toyo Ito, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College.

The 14,000 square meter Headquarters will be part of a greater 'Olympic campus' of administrative buildings, located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva.

The entire shortlist and more from 3XN, after the break...