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Geneva Villa / JM Architecture

© Jacopo Mascheroni© Jacopo Mascheroni© Jacopo Mascheroni© Jacopo Mascheroni+ 30

  • Architects: JMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  950
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Schüco

Mr. Barrett's Garden / Daniel Zamarbide

© Dylan Perrenoud
© Dylan Perrenoud

© Dylan Perrenoud© Dylan Perrenoud© Dylan Perrenoud© Dylan Perrenoud+ 45

  • Architects: Daniel Zamarbide
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Lake House / ARRCC + SAOTA

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch© Adam Letch© Adam Letch© Adam Letch+ 29

Villa Courbe / SAOTA

© Adam Letch© Adam Letch© Adam Letch© Adam Letch+ 33

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3827
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Boffi, AAV Contractors, Art Kern, Cerutti Toitures, Gyger, +2

Chemin Byron House / Olson Kundig

© Nic Lehoux© Nic Lehoux© Nic Lehoux© Nic Lehoux+ 24

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6006 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Caesarstone, San Marco, Schotten & Hansen, Calacutta Tucci, Concordia Schist, +1

The Permanent Weekend House / Comte/Meuwly

Courtesy of Comte/Meuwly
Courtesy of Comte/Meuwly

Courtesy of Comte/MeuwlyCourtesy of Comte/MeuwlyCourtesy of Comte/MeuwlyCourtesy of Comte/Meuwly+ 15

  • Architects: Comte/Meuwly
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: EGM, Gachet, Lanthmann Constructuon Bois, Reynobond

Aigues-Vertes Senior Center / 3BM3 Atelier d’Architecture SA – C. Stendardo et B. Montant

© L- Fascini© L- Fascini© L- Fascini© L- Fascini+ 23

Villa LAC House / GMAA – GM Architectes Associés

© A. Korour© A. Korour© A. Korour© A. Korour+ 41

Mr. Barrett’s House / Daniel Zamarbide

© Dylan Perrenoud© Dylan Perrenoud© Dylan Perrenoud© Dylan Perrenoud+ 36

  • Architects: Daniel Zamarbide
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  70
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

EPFL Students Build Wooden Pavilions Around Lake Geneva's Shores

150 first-year EPFL architecture students are creating architecture installations and gardens around the Buvette d'Evian near Lake Geneva in France. In response to a request from the French-speaking Switzerland chapter of the Swiss Architects’ Federation (FAS), EPFL agreed to study how to better protect architectural heritage even outside of Switzerland. Students tested their designs on the Swiss side of the lake before construction, and the new designs aim to bring La Buvette back to life.

Courtesy of EPFLCourtesy of EPFLCourtesy of EPFLCourtesy of EPFL+ 20

The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019

For ten consecutive years, Vienna ranks first in the Mercer survey on cities with the best quality of life in the world. In this edition to the global ranking, eight Western European cities join the top ten, even when "trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate", as Mercer points out in its report.

MCI Headquarters Office Design / Bloomint Design

© Margaret Stepien
© Margaret Stepien

© Margaret Stepien© Margaret Stepien© Margaret Stepien© Margaret Stepien+ 33

  • Architects: Bloomint Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sancal, Actiu, Buzzispace, Boqa, Vergés

Raymond Uldry Business School / meier + associés architectes

© Yves André© Yves André© Yves André© Yves André+ 28

Herzog & de Meuron Wins Competition for Swiss Bank Headquarters Overlooking Lake Geneva

Herzog & de Meuron, with local firm Favre & Guth, has been selected as the winners of an international competition for the design of a new global headquarters for private banking company Lombard Odier to be located in Bellevue, Switzerland on Lake Geneva.

Responding to the competition theme of ‘One Roof,’ the design consists of a single building in which all sides are given equal prominence, with no obvious front or back. Herzog & de Meuron’s winning proposal achieves this through its glassy facade and sweeping flooplates supported by slender columns.

Steven Holl Architects Designs Colored Photovoltaic Glass Building for Doctors Without Borders' Geneva Office

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) has selected Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Rüssli Architekten as the winners of an international competition for the design of their new Geneva Operational Center, beating out proposals from Pool Architekten & Mak Architecture, Sauerbruch Hutton, Emilio Tuñon Arquitectos & Ruckstuhl Architekten, Blue Architects, and Consortium Sou Foujimoto with The New Talent Workshop.

Clad in an innovative colored photovoltaic glass facade system, the energy-efficient building will provide flexible work and social spaces for more than 250 employees.

Street View. Image © Steven Holl Architects and Rüssli ArchitektenFoyer View. Image © Steven Holl Architects and Rüssli Architekten"The Colors of Humanity" Diagram. Image © Steven HollFoyer Diagram. Image © Steven Holl+ 8

Treepedia - MIT Maps and Analyses Tree Coverage in Major Cities

Researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab have launched a new platform using Google Street View data to measure and compare the green canopies of major cities across the world. Treepedia, created in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, is an interactive website which allows users to view the location and size of their city’s trees, submit information to help tag them, and advocate for more trees in their area. In the development of Treepedia, the Senseable City Lab recognizes the role of green canopies in urban life, and asks how citizens can be more integral to the process of greening their neighborhoods.

Treepedia Boston. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City LabTreepedia New York City. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City LabTreepedia Tel Aviv. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City LabTreepedia Toronto. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab+ 7

World Trade Organization / Wittfoht Architekten

© Brigida González       © Brigida González       © Brigida González       © Brigida González       + 17

Jolimont / Nomos

© Miguel  de Guzmán© Miguel  de Guzmán© Miguel  de Guzmán© Miguel  de Guzmán+ 23

  • Architects: Nomos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Prelco, AAV Contractors, Balzan + Immer