Posts tagged as 'Switzerland'

 

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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Sun 25.8.

Arsenal B47 by Ralph Germann architectes (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.08.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Arsenal B47 by Ralph Germann architectes, photo: Lionel Henriod/mc2, photo stylist: Patricia Schmid

Arsenal B47 by Ralph Germann architectes, photo: Lionel Henriod/mc2, photo stylist: Patricia Schmid

Arsenal B47, a former Swiss army building constructed during the Second World War, was recently converted into a habitable space by Ralph Germann architectes.

 

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Stadthalle concert and event hall by Max Dudler, photo: American Hardwood Export Council

Stadthalle concert and event hall by Max Dudler, photo: Stefan Müller courtesy American Hardwood Export Council

Officially opened in January 2013, architect Max Dudler’s Stadthalle is devoted to cultural events and concerts and is located in a traditional urban setting in Reutlingen, Germany next to Bürgerpark, a local public park.

 

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Wed 23.1.

‘Spike’ Table by Lukas Bürki for Glas Trösch (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.01.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

 

'Spike' Table by Lukas Bürki for Glas Trösch

‘Spike’ Table by Lukas Bürki for Glas Trösch

In Lukas Bürki’s Spike table design two parallel table tops combine the lightness of glass with the warm feel of wood, used here for the leg construction.

 

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Wed 19.12.

stilhaus: ‘Bringing together what belongs together’

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

stilhaus has opened its doors, offering visitors to the 20,000-square-metre retail and exhibition space in Rothrist, Switzerland, a considered, yet comprehensive, selection of the best design brands

stilhaus has recently opened in Rothrist, Switzerland

stilhaus – the new design destination in Switzerland – doesn’t do things by halves. 20,000 square metres of retail and exhibition space next to one of the country’s busiest motorway intersections offers architects, planners and end consumers an edit of some of the top international design brands. stilhaus is in the house… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Villa préfabriqué in Collonges by Pierre-Alain Dupraz; photo courtesy of the architect

Geneva-based architectural practice Pierre-Alain Dupraz have recently realised this single family residence overlooking the Salève mountain. Composed of prefabricated concrete modules stacked atop of each other to form the minimalist residence, ‘Villa préfabriqué’ was completed earlier this year. (more…)

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