Skullcandy Office / Arthur de Chatelperron + Hugo Hélène

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Architects: Arthur de Chatelperron + Hugo Hélène
Location: Zurich,
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 Carrouge, . The intervention tries to create an auxiliary building to the existent school building, and generate new urban dynamics for the neighbourhood, and offer to Carrouge a public space capable of improving the life conditions of the residents.

More images after the break.

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: Geneva,
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: Cheseaux-Noréaz,
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: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Dürig AG

2Verandas / Gus Wüstemann

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: , Zürich, Switzerland
Architect In Charge:
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

Thrusting out of a green hillside in an upscale suburb of Basel, Switzerland, 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: , Valais, Switzerland
Architect In Charge: David Vessaz
Design Team: Miriam Bleikolm, Camille Bagnoud
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Luca da Campo / Strates

Lignum Pavilion / Frei + Saarinen Architekten

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Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field. Conceived as a training and information center, the project embodies the expressive potential of wood in very modern key. The fully digitalized production process made it possible to optimize both the quantity of material used and the assembly system, resulting in a considerable reduction of costs and making the most of the strength characteristics of wood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

St. Josef Parish Centre / Frei + Saarinen Architekten

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Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
Location: Zurich,
Design Team: Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen; Nicolaj Bechtel, Stefan Wülser, Corina Trunz, David Winzeler, Bastien Turpin
Client: Roman-Catholic Church Zurich
Build Area: 1,200 m2 Usable Area
Finishing Material: Floor / Wall / Ceiling
Floor: Brushed, Coloured and Sealed Parquet (Oak)
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hannes Henz & Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Sport and leisure centre Promulins / Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten

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Architects: Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: Sandra Kaupp, Gunilla Klemp, Lena-Maria Philipp
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,270 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten

Commercial Building Islas / Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten

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Architects: Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,540 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten

Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion

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After being nominated to represent at the 2012 architecture biennale in Venice, architect and university professor Miroslav Šik decided to join forces with two other swiss firms -Knapkiewicz + Fickert from and Miller & Maranta from Basel- with whom he has been working together for many years. They have created what they call “an ensemble and atmosphere approach to urban architecture”, and decided to illustrate these concepts by putting together images of their own buildings and projects to create a collage-style exhibition.

See more pictures and read the architect’s description of the pavilion after the break: 

House D / HHF Architects

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Architects: HHF Architects
Location: Nuglar,
Design Team: Markus Leixner, Anna Smorodinsky, Mio Tsuneyama
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Bisig

Private House / Gramazio & Kohler

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Architects: Gramazio & Kohler
Location: Uster,
Architect In Charge: Raffael Gaus
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Roman Keller