Gaudin House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Anzère, 1972,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Spotlight: Mario Botta

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Working since he was 16, Swiss architect Mario Botta (April 1, 1943) has become a prolific and well known crafter of space, designing a huge array of places of worship, private homes, and museums, perhaps most notably the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, Switzerland. His use of traditional masonry over the streamlined steel and glass of so much modern architecture creates strong, self-confident buildings that pull together the contrast between the weight of his materials and lightness of his designs.

MeCri Museum / studio inches architettura

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Architects: studio inches architettura
Location: Minusio,
Design Team: Matteo Inches, Nastasja Geleta, Tommaso Pareschi
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcelo Villada Ortiz

OVO / Camilo Rebelo

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Architects: Camilo Rebelo
Location: Fideris,
Current Room Area: 20,8 sq.meters
Previous Room Area: 39,1 sq.meters
Year: 2014
Photographs: Office archive

Veterinary Clinic Masans / domenig architekten

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Architects: domenig architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Area: 1145.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ingo Rasp

Hut Near the Lac de Joux / Kunik de Morsier architectes

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Architects: Kunik de Morsier architectes
Location: Rue du Mollendruz, 1342 L’Abbaye,
Area: 160.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Eik Frenzel

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


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. 

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

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This sculptural , 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.”

The Apartment / BUREAU A

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Architects: BUREAU A
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of BUREAU A

Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder

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Architects: Selina Walder, Georg Nickisch
Location: , Lieptgas, 7018 ,
Architect In Charge: Selina Walder, Georg Nickisch
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gaudenz Danuser, Ralph Feiner, Nuw

WIPO Conference Hall / Behnisch Architekten

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Architects: Behnisch Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Area: 7700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Matthiessen

Herostrasse Office Building / Max Dudler

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Architects: Max Dudler
Location: Herostrasse 12, 8048 Zürich,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stefan Müller

Bernex City Hall / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects

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Architects: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects
Location: Rue de 311, 1233 ,
Client: Bernex municipality
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Primary School in Châteauneuf Sion / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Châteauneuf, 1950, Switzerland
Year: 2014
Photographs: Michel Bonvin

House with One Wall / Christian Kerez

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Architects: Christian Kerez
Location: Witikon, , Switzerland
Year: 2007
Photographs: Walter Mair

Apartment Building on Forsterstrasse / Christian Kerez

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Architects: Christian Kerez
Location: ,
Year: 2003
Photographs: Walter Mair

Maison Fabrizzi / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: ,
Civil Engineering: Alpatec Sa, Martigny
Year: 2014
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

HHF Architects Transform Existing Parking Structure into Public Destination

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Swiss firm HHF Architects have released images and drawings for “Parking & More,” a mixed-use structure and public facility for Basel’s Dreispitz quarter.

An addition to an existing steel parking complex, “Parking & More” combines a parking lot with eateries, sport facilities, and shops, “creating a vibrant and lively street and a partially covered urban plaza.” The project is adjacent to BIG’s Transitlager ad Herzog & de Meuron’s 312 Helsinki Dreispitz, forming a triumvirate of new developments that reflect the area’s rapid rates of densification and urbanisation. Read more about “Parking & More” and view selected images after the break.