Posts tagged as 'Switzerland'

Fri 29.1.

Wood in the sky by group8 (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.01.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Wood in the sky by group8, photo: Régis Golay

Wood in the sky by group8, photo: Régis Golay

The project, located in a district listed by the Loi sur les Surélévations (Law on Raised Buildings) as being capable of being raised, aims to create an additional level on an existing attic. Its major challenge was to raise the three stairwells of the building while maintaining the existing part in operation throughout the duration of the works, all in the midst of an urban area. (text by group8)

 

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Sun 6.12.

Wake up and smell the coffee

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The A200 model from Franke Coffee Systems marries clean lines with quality materials and the latest technology. Its intuitive touchscreen offers up to 18 types of beverage

The A200 model from Franke Coffee Systems marries clean lines with quality materials and the latest technology. Its intuitive touchscreen offers up to 18 types of beverage

Premium Swiss manufacturer FRANKE COFFEE SYSTEMS has been getting up at the crack of dawn for over 40 years to produce fully automatic coffee machines for an ever-growing, international customer base. The perfect blend of design, technology and taste. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Mon 12.10.

Monte Verita by Bureau A (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.10.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Monte Verita by Bureau A, photo: Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A

Monte Verita by Bureau A, photo: Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A

The temporary theatre imagined by BUREAU A is an itinerary settlement moving with the comedian from town to town. Its details and assembling are conceived to be dismantled and stored easily; architecture at its minimum. A sweat lodge built out of the same materials encourage the visitors and the actors to dress down and celebrate a moment of utopian gathering. (text by Bureau A)

 

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Mon 16.6.

Lomocubes by Motta Papiani Architetti (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.06.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Lomocubes by Motta Papiani Architetti

Lomocubes by Motta Papiani Architetti

A series of glass cubes irradiated by light create unexpected perspectives in Motta Papiani Architetti’s Lomocubes residential project that overlooks the Lugano lakeshore.

 

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Completed in 2010, Bernard Tschumi's bridge in La Roche-sur-Yon, France, links the historic town with new neighbourhoods

Completed in 2010, Bernard Tschumi’s bridge in La Roche-sur-Yon, France, links the historic town with new neighbourhoods

Among the numerous signs that one’s status as a grandee of architecture has been secured is having a big survey exhibition at Paris’s Pompidou Centre. Architonic uses the current Bernard Tschumi retrospective as an opportunity to reflect on the Swiss architect’s innovative and diverse projects. (by Klaus Leuschel)

 

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2LB House by Raphael Nussbaumer Architectes, photo: Lionel Henriod /mc2

2LB House by Raphael Nussbaumer Architectes, photo: Lionel Henriod /mc2

Raphael Nussbaumer Architectes has created a house on a sloping site located at the edge of a rural village in suburban Geneva, facing south towards Salève mountain which majestically overlooks the area.

 

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'Building with air' bus shelter by VJA, formTL and suisseplan, photo: Niklaus Spoerri

‘Building with air’ bus shelter by VJA, formTL and suisseplan, photo: Niklaus Spoerri

Floating above a busy central square in the Swiss cantonal capital of Aarau, this large cloud-shaped structure greets and protects travellers. Organically shaped with a semi-transparent and reflective shell, the cloud-roof hovers over the main bus station protecting those underneath from real clouds overhead.

 

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Thu 17.10.

The Shapeshifter: material innovation Fluid Solids

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.10.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Swiss designer Beat Karrer's 'FS Stool', which puts his innovative Fluid Solids material to the test, was awarded a 2011 Materialica Design + Technology Award in the CO2 Efficiency category

Swiss designer Beat Karrer’s ‘FS Stool’, which puts his innovative Fluid Solids material to the test, was awarded a 2011 Materialica Design + Technology Award in the CO2 Efficiency category

Nominated for this year’s Design Prize Switzerland, Zurich-based designer Beat Karrer’s material innovation Fluid Solids, with its strong ecological credentials and impressive programmability, is poised to give traditional materials like metal and plastic a run for their money. The future is fluid. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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