© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: ARCHI7
Location: , Switzerland
Architect In Charge: Nuno Ferreira
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nuno Ferreira, Benjamin Krampulz, Thomas Jantscher

Wine Museum Proposal / Mauro Turin Architectes

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The main challenge in the design for the Wine Museum in was to generate a large-scale cultural attraction non-existent today. Designed by Mauro Turin Architectes, their proposal creates a wine museum that shows and tells the whole heritage richness of the wine-growing area since the Middle Ages seams relevant, but not sufficient to attract people from around the world. The museum wants to be a small iconic object in a great iconic landscape; without being in competition but rather feeding each other. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Regensdorf Community Center / phalt Architekten

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Architects: phalt Architekten
Location: Regensdorf,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dominique Wehrli

EPFL Campus Competition Entry / HHF + AWP


HHF and AWP shared with us their proposal for the EPFL Campus in , Switzerland. The three pavilions, with a surface area of over 3’000 m2, or about one third of place Cosandey, which is the main open space, have very different potentials of interaction with their surroundings. A vertical organization of the three programs not only minimizes the use of the limited campus surface, but makes use of the specific way that each pavilion interacts with the campus. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery / Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Location: Lugano,
Design Team: Cino Zucchi, Andrea Viganò, Luca Torri with Marco Alì, Marco Cerati
Client: Dipartimento del Territorio del Canton Ticino
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Duplex House / L3P Architects

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Architects: L3P Architects
Location: Ennetbaden,
Project Leader: Boris Eglidipl. Architect FH REG A SIA, Martin Reusser dipl. Architect FH REG A SIA
Building Engineer: Tantanini + Partner AG, Bülach
Structural Engineer: WichserAkustik&Bauphysik AG, Zürich
Area: 637 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

Two Single-Occupancy Detached Houses / L3P Architekten

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Architects: L3P Architekten
Location: Oberweningen ZH,
Project Manager: Boris Egli dipl. Architekt FH REG A SIA , Martin Reusser dipl. Architekt FH REG A SIA
Engineer: Andre Deubelbeiss, Niederweningen
Physical: Wichser Akustik & Bauphysik AG, Zürich
Lighting Design: Lichtblick, Zürich
Client: Generalunternehmen Arbeitsgemeinschaft L3P Architekten AG + Duttweiler Bau Gmbh
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Vito Stallone

Skullcandy Office / Arthur de Chatelperron + Hugo Hélène

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Architects: Arthur de Chatelperron + Hugo Hélène
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Client: Skullcandy International GMBH
Budget: € 220,000
Area: 440 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Arthur de Chatelperron + Hugo Hélène

ARBRE / ETB Studio

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ETB Studio shared with us their new project in , . The intervention tries to create an auxiliary building to the existent school building, and generate new urban dynamics for the neighbourhood, and offer to a public space capable of improving the life conditions of the residents.

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Volta Centre, Basel / Buchner Bründler Architekten

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Architects: Buchner Bründler Architekten
Location: Basel,
Project Leader: Nicole Johann, David Merz, Lukas Baumann
Client: Implenia Generalunternehmung AG, The Real Project AG
Landscape architect: Dipol Landschaftsarchitekten
Photography: Paul Clemence, Ruedi Walti

A Sauna / BUREAU A

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Architects: BUREAU A
Location: , Switzerland
Artist: Jérémie Gindre
Built By: L-Sud association
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dylan Perrenoud

Umwelt Arena / Rene Schmid Architekten

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Architects: Rene Schmid Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Design Team: René Schmid, Gøran Keuchel
Year: 2012
Area: 11,000 sqm
Client: Umwelt Arena AG Spreitenbach
Photographs: Michael Egloff, Bruno Helbling, A Pix Alex Buschor Photography

CEI 3 / bauzeit architekten

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Architects: bauzeit architekten
Location: ,
Architects: Yves Baumann, Peter Bergmann, Roberto Pascual
Year: 2011
Area: 7,580 sqm
Civil Engineer: SD Ingénierie Neuchâtel SA
Electrical Engineer: Scherler ing.-conseils SA
Project And Work Coordination: Roberto Pascual and Matteo Romano
Work Coordination And Site Supervision: Patrick Burkhalter
Photographs: Yves André

‘Under One Roof’ Experimental Pavilion Competition Winning Proposal / Kengo Kuma & Associates + Holzer Kobler Architekturen

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Kengo Kuma & Associates, together with Holzer Kobler Architekturen, won the architectural design competition launched in 2012 to develop Cosandey Square at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Their project, “Under One Roof,” will unite an experimental Art & Sciences space and a demonstration pavilion under a single, long stone roof at the Montreux Jazz Lab. To connect science and culture at EPFL, the university’s campus will boast a novel “backbone” that stretches the length of Cosandey Square. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Theater Equilibre / Dürig AG

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Architects: Dürig AG
Location: , Switzerland
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Dürig AG

2Verandas / Gus Wüstemann

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: , Zürich,
Architect In Charge: Gus Wüstemann
Design Team: Jan kubasiewicz, Marta B. Goni
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

Atelier Gados: Stitching Spaces

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Rio de Janeiro-based writer Robert Landon has shared with us his experience exploring the work/live space of Atelier Gados, designed by female-led powerhouse of Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten. 

Thrusting out of a green hillside in an upscale suburb of Basel, , Atelier Gados seems deliberately to announce its difference from its staid neighbors – as it should. For Atelier Gados — the work of the young Basel-based Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten — is not just another conventional family residence, but the workshop of an avant-garde Basel clothing designer. In a little bourgeois valley otherwise divided into atomistic, private worlds, Atelier Gados is a place of commerce, a site of creation, an unlikely threshold where public and private are made to meet.

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Alt 1374 – Nax / Lx1 Architecture

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Architects: Lx1 Architecture
Location: Nax, Valais,
Architect In Charge: David Vessaz
Design Team: Miriam Bleikolm, Camille Bagnoud
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Luca da Campo / Strates