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Apartment Building Tödistrasse Zürich / ADP Architektur Design Planung AG

05:00 - 20 September, 2018
© Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

© Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tödistrasse 23, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Lead Architects

    Patrick Frauendorf, Werner Meier
  • Team Architects

    A. Richter, V. Ryf, S. Kuhn
  • Area

    1795.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

What Affects the Quality of Life in Urban Environments?

16:30 - 18 July, 2018
What Affects the Quality of Life in Urban Environments? , Yago Veith. <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Badi-Oberer-Letten_Zuerich_Sommer.jpg'>Via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)</a>
Yago Veith. Via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

As I left the streets of Zurich after attending a conference about the quality of life in urban environments, I came across a living example of the lecture I had just attended. I turned the corner and felt that I was inside an architectural rendering: the trees were pruned and green, there were no hanging electrical wires, cyclists drove elegantly along bike lanes, the tram moved quietly and punctually while bathers enjoyed their summer in rivers and lakes. To my surprise, I walked under an overpass and realized that even urban cities could be skilled and safe. After my stroll, I stopped for a cup of coffee and knew that the person that attended me received a fair salary and did not have to work three jobs to pay the bills (of course the coffee did not come cheap). However, these small, almost mundane observations for some, do provide a well-being and quality of life that may be difficult to measure.

Exhibiting Architecture - AA Visiting School Zurich

15:31 - 18 July, 2018
Exhibiting Architecture - AA Visiting School Zurich

Throughout the 20th century and in particular during the emergence and development of (post)modernism, exhibitions have been key sites for experimentation, discussion, and critique of architecture. As today the discipline is increasingly subjected to the mechanisms of mediatization and the attention economy, the medium of the exhibition continues to gain relevance.
Here, it is not only a tool to formulate and communicate an understanding of architecture to fellow practitioners, but also to a wider audience, hence contributing to its popularization. In many ways, the history of curating and displaying architecture is closely linked to developments in related fields like the

Tägern / Urben Seyboth AG

02:00 - 17 July, 2018
Tägern / Urben Seyboth AG, © Bruno Helbling Fotografie
© Bruno Helbling Fotografie

© Bruno Helbling Fotografie © Bruno Helbling Fotografie © Bruno Helbling Fotografie © Bruno Helbling Fotografie + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Construction management

    D. Urben
  • Civil engineer

    Ingenieurbüro W. Glaser
  • Building physics & acoustics

    GS Bauphysik & Akustik GmbH
  • Building technology

    FG Haustechnik GmbH
  • Electrical engineer

    Melcom AG
  • Area

    310.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Brazilian Artist Ernesto Neto Creates Giant Installation in Zurich's Central Station

16:00 - 2 July, 2018
Brazilian Artist Ernesto Neto Creates Giant Installation in Zurich's Central Station, ERNESTO NETO, GAIAMOTHERTREE, 2018, Zurich Main Station, Fondation Beyeler. Image © Mark Niedermann
ERNESTO NETO, GAIAMOTHERTREE, 2018, Zurich Main Station, Fondation Beyeler. Image © Mark Niedermann

Brazilian contemporary artist Ernesto Neto recently realized a colorful sculpture made of hand-knotted cotton strips in the atrium of Zurich's Central Station. Titled Gaia Mother Tree, the installation resembles a giant tree and extends from the station's roof to its floor.

Exhibited by the Fondation Beyeler, Neto's sculpture is an immersive work of art, a space that one can enter into and walk around or remain and meditate. The Gaia Mother Tree will be on display until July 29th. A series of activities for adults and children, including musical concerts, workshops and debates, is scheduled to take place under the net of cotton.

The Monocle Quality of Life Conference 2018

07:19 - 5 June, 2018
The Monocle Quality of Life Conference 2018

Don’t miss out! Join Monocle’s editor in chief and chairman Tyler Brûlé, and its editors, at the fourth installment of the annual Quality of Life Conference.

House with a Missing Column / Christian Kerez

02:00 - 9 May, 2018
House with a Missing Column / Christian Kerez, © Georg Aerni
© Georg Aerni

© Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Project Architects

    Werner Schührer, Hannes Oswald
  • Project Team

    Lukas Ingold, Raphael Jans, Marc Leschelier, Hermes Killer, Oliver Dubuis, Angela Schütz, Nathanael Weiss, Lau Hing Ching
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Am Rossberg / Igual&Guggenheim Architekten

11:00 - 7 March, 2018
Am Rossberg / Igual&Guggenheim Architekten, © Beat Bühler
© Beat Bühler

© Beat Bühler © Beat Bühler © Beat Bühler © Beat Bühler + 21

Deaconry Bethanien / E2A

02:00 - 18 November, 2017
Deaconry Bethanien  / E2A, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Georg Aerni © Georg Aerni © Rasmus Norlander + 63

  • Architects

    e2a
  • Location

    Buckhauserstrasse 34, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert mit Mirko Akermann und Tânia Roque, Moisés García Alvarez, Anna Otz, Tobias Weise, Andrea Brandén, Dustin L. Bush, Behzad Farahmand, Kamil Hajji, Susana Loureiro, Valentino Sandri, Rafal Wójcik, Sven Löfvenberg.
  • Area

    18273.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

ELLI – Residential Building and Studio / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

03:00 - 24 October, 2017
ELLI – Residential Building and Studio / Holzer Kobler Architekturen, © Radek Brunecky
© Radek Brunecky

© Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky + 26

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

02:00 - 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

04:00 - 10 March, 2017
House Z22 and Warehouse F88  / Gus Wüstemann Architects, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

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