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Evolver / Alice Studio

Evolver / Alice Studio

Designed and built by second year students of the Alice Studio at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Evolver is a wooden alpine structure that “provides a more interactive way to take in the views of the glorious mountains – especially the Matterhorn.”

More about the project after the break.

Located near a clear alpine lake near Zermatt, Switzerland, the spiraling wooden structure is made of 24 round wooden frames that twist 720 degrees to offer amazing views of the surroundings.

As the user walks inside the structure, arches rise and fall, opening up new views along the journey.   These specific views are meant to have the viewer focus on distinct areas and take in the vast landscape slowly.

Made from a single material, the Evolver is a simple building that adds to the essence of the serene space.  The pavilion ”serves as both a destination and an activity” for those enjoying the Zermatt area.

As seen on Inhabitat.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Evolver / Alice Studio" 24 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/36054/evolver-alice-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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