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Country House / E2A

02:00 - 22 May, 2015
Country House / E2A, © Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

© Dominique Marc Wehrli © Francesca Giovanelli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli +12

Escher Terraces High-Rise Apartments / E2A

06:00 - 20 May, 2015
Escher Terraces High-Rise Apartments / E2A, Courtesy of E2A
Courtesy of E2A

© Jan Bitter © Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni © Jan Bitter +9

Wood in the Sky / group8

03:00 - 16 May, 2015
Wood in the Sky / group8, © Régis Gola
© Régis Gola

© Régis Gola © Régis Gola © Régis Gola © Régis Gola +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Daubin 25, 1203 Genève, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Berrel Berrel Kräutler Wins Competition to Expand WHO's Geneva Headquarters

06:00 - 13 May, 2015
Berrel Berrel Kräutler Wins Competition to Expand WHO's Geneva Headquarters, Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler
Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler

Berrel Berrel Kräutler has won the World Health Organization's (WHO) two-stage international design competition to expand its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Employing a restrained approach, their design for a cubic office building will replace numerous temporary structures and unify the complex’s permanent infrastructure.

Overlooking the garden. Image Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler Atrium. Image Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler Restaurant. Image Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler Site Plan +8

Refurbishment Viaduct Arches / EM2N

05:00 - 13 May, 2015
Refurbishment Viaduct Arches / EM2N, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Ralph Hut © Antje Quiram +18

Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects

03:00 - 10 May, 2015
Villa Sandmeier  / Lacroix Chessex Architects, Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects
Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects

Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Veyrier, Switzerland
  • Collaboration

    Ana Sa
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects

Library, Game Library & Municipality Administration in Spiez / bauzeit architekten

14:00 - 9 May, 2015
Library, Game Library & Municipality Administration in Spiez / bauzeit architekten, © Yves André
© Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Yves André © Yves André +25

Competition Entry: Latitude Studio Consolidates Office Space at WHO's Geneva Headquarters

13:00 - 9 May, 2015
Competition Entry: Latitude Studio Consolidates Office Space at WHO's Geneva Headquarters, WHO Headquarters after intervention. Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio
WHO Headquarters after intervention. Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio

Latitude Studio’s entry for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) design competition to expand its Geneva headquarters seeks to embody WHO’s sustainable and collaborative approach to enhancing universal health. Their design consolidates individual offices and open workspaces within one facility, maximizing areas for collaboration and communication, while solar panels and rainwater collection systems improve the building’s sustainability. If chosen, the proposal would become one of three main buildings at the WHO headquarters.

Housing and Urban Planning of "Grand-Pré" Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes

16:00 - 8 May, 2015
Housing and Urban Planning of "Grand-Pré" Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes, © Pierre Boss
© Pierre Boss

© Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Crans-près-Céligny, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodolphe Luscher, architect FAS/SIA, town planer FSU
  • Area

    13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Atelier Albert Oehlen / Abalos + Sentkiewicz + Enguita&Lasso de la Vega

04:00 - 5 May, 2015
Atelier Albert Oehlen / Abalos + Sentkiewicz + Enguita&Lasso de la Vega, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +12

Gaudin House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

04:00 - 13 April, 2015
Gaudin House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

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

MeCri Museum / studio inches architettura

10:00 - 29 March, 2015
MeCri Museum / studio inches architettura, © Marcelo Villada Ortiz
© Marcelo Villada Ortiz

© Marcelo Villada Ortiz © Marcelo Villada Ortiz © Marcelo Villada Ortiz © Marcelo Villada Ortiz +18

OVO / Camilo Rebelo

21:00 - 27 March, 2015
OVO / Camilo Rebelo, © Office archive
© Office archive

© Office archive © Office archive © Office archive © Office archive +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fideris, Switzerland
  • Current room area

    20,8 sq.meters
  • Previous room area

    39,1 sq.meters
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Veterinary Clinic Masans / domenig architekten

16:00 - 27 March, 2015
Veterinary Clinic Masans / domenig architekten, © Ingo Rasp
© Ingo Rasp

© Ingo Rasp © Ingo Rasp © Ingo Rasp © Ingo Rasp +12

Hut Near the Lac de Joux / Kunik de Morsier architectes

06:00 - 27 March, 2015
Hut Near the Lac de Joux / Kunik de Morsier architectes, © Eik Frenzel
© Eik Frenzel

© Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel +22

Morphosis Unveils Plans for 381-Meter-Tall Skyscraper in Vals

12:36 - 25 March, 2015
Morphosis Unveils Plans for 381-Meter-Tall Skyscraper in Vals, © Morphosis Architects
© Morphosis Architects

Morphosis Architectshighly anticipated plans for a new luxury hotel in Vals has been unveiled. The proposal, selected by 7132 Ltd (and denounced by the jury) following an international competition, was lauded by the client for its “minimalist approach” that will “help the hotel blend with the mountain landscape at the existing resort campus.” 

The ultra-thin, 381-meter-tall tower will be one of three Pritzker laureate-designed projects at the 7132 resort, joining Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals Spa and Tadao Ando’s Valser Path, which is slated for completion in 2017.

More images and a response from Tadao Ando, after the break. 

Podium. Image © Morphosis Architects Lobby. Image © Morphosis Architects Suite. Image © Morphosis Architects Penthouse. Image © Morphosis Architects +8

New Readings Of Space: Placing Pools Of Oil Inside A Baroque Abbey Church

04:00 - 19 March, 2015
New Readings Of Space: Placing Pools Of Oil Inside A Baroque Abbey Church, © We Find Wildness
© We Find Wildness

This sculptural installation, created by Swiss artist Romain Crelier, was exhibited at Bellelay Abbey in 2013. Although the structure dates back to the 12th century, the current Abbey Church of the Assumption was built by Franz Beer in a Vorarlberg Baroque style and completed in 1714.

Almost three hundred years later Crelier's piece, entitled La Mise en Abîme (which roughly translates to, 'to have put into an abyss'), placed two shallow pools of used engine oil to act as reflective mirrors. These 'puddles' "allow the viewers to interact with the architecture of the church by being pulled into the reflection so that they, in turn, become part of the sculpture themselves." According to We Find Wildness' interpretation, "the installation not only dispenses multiple visual thrills and mysteries but also offers a moment where sculpture creates another reading of space."

© We Find Wildness © We Find Wildness © We Find Wildness © We Find Wildness +8

The Apartment / BUREAU A

16:00 - 9 March, 2015
The Apartment / BUREAU A, Courtesy of BUREAU A
Courtesy of BUREAU A

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