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HHF Architects Design Moving Pavilion for ZeitRäume in Basel

08:00 - 12 September, 2015
HHF Architects Design Moving Pavilion for ZeitRäume in Basel, © 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
Breaking Ground Workshop

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
Carnal Hall at Le Rosey / Bernard Tschumi Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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

Wooden Structure at Launchlabs / Stereo Architektur

15:00 - 7 September, 2015
Wooden Structure at Launchlabs / Stereo Architektur, © Lukas Schaffhuser
© Lukas Schaffhuser

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

Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti

03:00 - 7 September, 2015
Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti, © Marcelo Villada
© Marcelo Villada

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

gta exhibitions: Book for Architects

19:30 - 4 September, 2015
gta exhibitions: Book for Architects, 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
ST-Sulpice II / FHV Architectes, Courtesy of FHV Architectes
Courtesy of FHV Architectes

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  • 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

New i2a Venue Opening Party

02:30 - 29 August, 2015
New i2a Venue Opening Party, 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
EM2N to Build Basel's New Museum of Natural History and State Archives , 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
Court House Bärgiswil / AFGH, Courtesy of AFGH
Courtesy of AFGH

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  • 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

Orientation School Extension in Kerzers / Morscher Architekten

05:00 - 11 August, 2015
Orientation School Extension in Kerzers / Morscher Architekten, © 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
Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China, 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
Polyadès / Stähelin Architekten, © 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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Delémont, Switzerland
  • Collaborators

    Francesca Bigger, Emilie Christe, Julien Pedrocchi, Ronan Gerber, Denis Steiner, Pham Minh-Luc
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten

03:00 - 27 July, 2015
Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten, © Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

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

Chäserrugg, Toggenburg / Herzog & de Meuron

03:00 - 21 July, 2015
Chäserrugg, Toggenburg  / Herzog & de Meuron, © Katalin Deér
© Katalin Deér

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

  • 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

Paolo Venturella Proposes “Plus is More” for WHO Headquarters Extension

08:00 - 19 July, 2015
Paolo Venturella Proposes “Plus is More” for WHO Headquarters Extension, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Paolo Venturella Architecture
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Paolo Venturella Architecture

Aiming to make a statement that architecture can no longer be designed with a single “move”, Rome-based firm, Paolo Venturella Architecture has unveiled their proposal titled “Plus is More” for the WHO Headquarters Extension competition. Although not selected as the winning proposal, Plus is More takes on the maxim of its name, investigating the complexity generated by a combination of "moves," circumventing the common tilted, lifted or pushed buildings that rely on a single movement. Read more about the project after the break.

Casa Sur Ual / Christian Müller

02:00 - 9 July, 2015
Casa Sur Ual / Christian Müller, © Susanna von Känel
© Susanna von Känel

© Susanna von Känel © Susanna von Känel © Susanna von Känel © Susanna von Känel +13

La Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallina

02:00 - 8 July, 2015
La Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallina, Courtesy of frundgallina
Courtesy of frundgallina

Courtesy of frundgallina © Milo Keller Courtesy of frundgallina Courtesy of frundgallina +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Route de Veyrier 46, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of frundgallina, Milo Keller