2db Transformation Residential House / Dubail Begert Architectes

Courtesy of Db

Architects: Dubail Begert Architectes
Location: Rue des Prés 12, 2350 ,
Client: Db
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Db

Humanitarium / group8

© Walter Mair

Architects: group8
Location: Avenue de la Paix 17 – 19, ,
Architect In Charge: Adrien Besson, Christophe Pidoux, Julien Potignat, Blaise Fontaine
Year: 2013
Photographs: Walter Mair

TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes

© Joel Tettamanti

Architects: Dubail Begert Architectes
Location: Rue des Perrières 6, ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Joel Tettamanti, Courtesy of Dubail Begert Architectes

House in the March District / Kit Architects

© Dominique Marc Wehrli

Architects: Kit Architects
Location: ,
Area: 325 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Dominique Marc Wehrli

Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten

© Benedikt Redmann

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

EPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Student Housing / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés
Location: Rue Louis Favre, ,
Area: 14,165 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Lussy Sport Hall / Virdis Architecture

© Jantscher Thomas

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

Reinstating the Relevance of Academic Journals: trans magazin

Courtesy of trans magazine

trans magazin, a semi-annual 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

Architects: Cagna + Wenger Architectes
Location: Les Masses, , Switzerland
Architect In Charge: Frédéric Dayer
Area: 180 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 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

© Nico Saieh

“We often invent the future with elements from the past.”

From the Curators. Within the Biennale’s context of re-examining the fundamentals of architecture over the past century, the Swiss Pavilion focuses on the English architect Cedric Price (1925–2003) and the Swiss sociologist Lucius Burckhardt (1934–2003), two great visionaries whose work resonates with and continues to inspire the new generations of the 21st century.

Both were serial inventors. The trans-disciplinary cultural centre designed by Price, Fun Palace, for example, which was never realized, is emblematic of our own era. It lends itself more to the choreography of 21st century time-based exhibitions than to the object-based displays of the 20th century; it fosters a more communal experience, largely free to operate outside its material limits, and ventures into other realms of human experience. In Price’s own words, “a 21st century museum will utilize calculated uncertainty and conscious incompleteness to produce a catalyst for invigorating change whilst always producing the harvest of the quiet eye”.1

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.

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Extension Railway Service Facility / EM2N

© Roger Frei

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

Loft B / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Architects: Durisch + Nolli Architetti
Location: Via Segoma, , Switzerland
Year: 2009
Photographs: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti, Gian Paolo Minelli

Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

© Walter Mair

Architects: Durisch + Nolli Architetti
Location: Steinhofstrasse 15, 6005 ,
Area: 2430.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Walter Mair, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Bahnhofplatz Winterthur / Stutz Bolt Partner

© Michael Haug

Architects: Stutz Bolt Partner
Location: Bahnhofplatz, ,
Cost: 15 Mio. SFR (10 Mio. GBP, 12 Mio. Euro)
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Haug

Villa Dind / Link architectes

© Lionel Henriod

Architects: Link architectes
Location: 1814 ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lionel Henriod, Thomas Hämmerli, Jay Louvion


© Matthieu Gafsou

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

Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects Open Days 2014

Villa Dind / / Photo by Lionel Henriod

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.

The 2014 edition will feature a wide range of projects, from affordable single homes to transportation systems, hiking trails, a shoe factory or the new building of the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland in Olten. More information on all the projects available for visit can be found at www.journees-sia.ch.