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Zinnengasse Restaurant / Wuelser Bechtel Architekten

13:00 - 28 July, 2017
Zinnengasse Restaurant / Wuelser Bechtel Architekten, © Stefan Wülser
© Stefan Wülser

© Stefan Wülser © Stefan Wülser © Stefan Wülser © Stefan Wülser + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Project Team

    Stefan Wülser, Nicolaj Bechtel, Alice Francesconi
  • Structural engineer

    Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure, Stefan Bänziger
  • Area

    164.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hammam and Apartements in Patumbah-Park / Miller & Maranta

02:00 - 15 July, 2017
Hammam and Apartements in Patumbah-Park / Miller & Maranta, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mühlebachstrasse, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Quintus Miller, Paola Maranta, Jean-Luc von Aarburg
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

House 2 - Counter City / Alice

13:00 - 7 June, 2017
House 2 - Counter City / Alice, © Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

© Anna Positano © Anna Positano © Anna Positano © Anna Positano + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2917
  • Photographs

How Zurich's Understated Night Lighting Strategy Enhances Local Identity

09:30 - 7 June, 2017
How Zurich's Understated Night Lighting Strategy Enhances Local Identity, Utoquai waterfront illumination, Zürich. Photo by Juliet Haller. Image © Opticalight
Utoquai waterfront illumination, Zürich. Photo by Juliet Haller. Image © Opticalight

While many cities strive for a spectacular appearance at night, Zurich follows a modest strategy for nocturnal illumination. Numerous urban centers in the world are oversaturated in the evening, with individual buildings calling for attention through bright light, harsh contrasts, or colorful façade lighting. In contrast, the Zurich master plan for lighting has focused on an overall image of sensitive light levels with white light. But this nocturnal presence far from simple design, and is instead based on detailed urban studies and precise, customized projections, where technology is discretely hidden in favor of authentic culture.

Waterfront illumination of Stadthausquai with Fraumünster Church and St. Peter Church, Zürich. Photo by Benno Tobler. Image © Stadt Zürich Lighting of Stadthausquai with Fraumünster Church and St. Peter. Photo by Juliet Haller. Image © Stadt Zürich Façade lighting with projection at Zurich Opera House at Sechseläutenplatz. Photo by Juliet Haller. Image © Stadt Zürich Night view of Rudolf Brun Bridge. Photo by Georg Aerni. Image © Stadt Zürich + 12

A Garden Pavilion in Zurich / Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten

03:00 - 25 May, 2017
A Garden Pavilion in Zurich / Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten, © Eliane Rutishauser
© Eliane Rutishauser

© Eliane Rutishauser © Christian Brunner © Eliane Rutishauser © Eliane Rutishauser + 15

Gothic Construction Techniques Inspire ETH Zurich's Lightweight Concrete Floor Slabs

08:00 - 19 April, 2017
Gothic Construction Techniques Inspire ETH Zurich's Lightweight Concrete Floor Slabs , © ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg.
© ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg.

With the intention of maximizing available space and avoiding steep construction costs, researchers from ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture have devised a concrete floor slab that with a thickness of a mere 2cm, remains load bearing and simultaneously sustainable. Inspired by the construction of Catalan vaults, this new floor system swaps reinforced steel bars for narrow vertical ribs, thus significantly reducing the weight of construction and ensuring stability to counter uneven distributions on its surface. 

As opposed to traditional concrete floors that are evidently flat, these slabs are designed to arch to support major loads, reminiscent of the vaulted ceilings found in Gothic cathedrals. Without the need for steel reinforcing and with less concrete, the production of CO2 is minimized and the resulting 2cm floors are 70% lighter than their typical concrete counterparts.

via Block Research Group via Block Research Group via Block Research Group via Block Research Group + 5

Apartments on Forchstrasse / Kyncl Schaller Architekten

05:00 - 11 April, 2017
Apartments on Forchstrasse / Kyncl Schaller Architekten, ©  Eric Schmid
© Eric Schmid

©  Eric Schmid               ©  Eric Schmid               ©  Eric Schmid               ©  Eric Schmid               + 13

House Z22 and Warehouse F88 / Gus Wüstemann Architects

03:00 - 10 March, 2017
House Z22 and Warehouse F88  / Gus Wüstemann Architects, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling + 49

ETH Hönggerberg / Tuñón & Ruckstuhl Architects

05:00 - 4 February, 2017
ETH Hönggerberg / Tuñón & Ruckstuhl Architects, © Luis Asín
© Luis Asín

© Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín + 16

Exhibition: "Total Recall" by gus wüstemann architects in Zurich

17:10 - 1 February, 2017
Exhibition: "Total Recall" by gus wüstemann architects in Zurich, Housing Project in Zurich
Housing Project in Zurich

TOTAL RECALL
is a reference to see and feel what really is there, a sudden clearness,
independent of program, with no hierarchy or status, just a hint of cultural context,
like a ruin in a landscape.

Hairdresser's Salon Talstrasse Zürich / Wuelser Bechtel Architekten

10:00 - 30 November, 2016
Hairdresser's Salon Talstrasse Zürich / Wuelser Bechtel Architekten, © Stefan Wülser
© Stefan Wülser

© Stefan Wülser © Stefan Wülser © Stefan Wülser © Stefan Wülser + 20

HCP Office and Seminar Building / Züst Gübeli Gambetti

03:00 - 13 October, 2016
HCP Office and Seminar Building  / Züst Gübeli Gambetti , © Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck + 23

Tic Tric Trac / baumschlager eberle

20:00 - 30 September, 2016
Tic Tric Trac / baumschlager eberle, Courtesy of baumschlager eberle
Courtesy of baumschlager eberle

Courtesy of baumschlager eberle Courtesy of baumschlager eberle Courtesy of baumschlager eberle Courtesy of baumschlager eberle + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Räffelstrasse 22, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Client

    Swiss Life AG
  • General Contractor

    Implenia Generalunternehmung
  • Area

    46915.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Santiago Calatrava Designs New Office Building Integrated into Zurich's Stadelhofen Station

12:25 - 23 September, 2016
Santiago Calatrava Designs New Office Building Integrated into Zurich's Stadelhofen Station, © Calatrava Valls SA
© Calatrava Valls SA

Santiago Calatrava has unveiled plans for a new office building in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. The new five-story building will be integrated into Stadelhofen Station, the transit hub and city landmark also designed by Calatrava in 1990.

© Calatrava Valls SA © Calatrava Valls SA © Calatrava Valls SA © Calatrava Valls SA + 8

Reconstruction of a Townhouse with new Steel Balconies / idA

05:00 - 17 August, 2016
Reconstruction of a Townhouse with new Steel Balconies  / idA, © Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck + 30

  • Architects

    idA
  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Area

    680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Balboa Bar & Gym / helsinkizurich

05:00 - 5 July, 2016
Balboa Bar & Gym / helsinkizurich, © Jochen Splett
© Jochen Splett

© Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Schanzengraben 19, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    helsinkizurich
  • Design Team

    Mirjam Niemeyer, Tommi Mäkynen
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Pavilion of Reflections / Studio Tom Emerson

11:00 - 29 June, 2016
Pavilion of Reflections  / Studio Tom Emerson, Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson
Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson

Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson + 36

A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich

06:00 - 20 June, 2016
A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

On June 11th, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, also known as Manifestabegan its 100-day stint in this edition's host city, Zurich, Switzerland. The festival's center-piece is a timber raft floating on Lake Zurich, known as the Pavilion of Reflections. The temporary structure was designed and realized by Studio Tom Emerson and a team of thirty students from ETH Zurich. Constructed primarily of timber, Christian Jankowski, curator of Manifesta 11, describes the exhibit “as a floating multi-functional platform with a giant LED screen, a stand for spectators, a swimming pool and a bar.”

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 14