Posts tagged as 'Zurich'
Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit
In 1964 Danish Architect Jørn Utzon won an architectural competition for a new municipal theatre in Zurich, Switzerland. He invested more than half a decade of planning for a new urban concept in the area where an extension to the Kunsthaus museum is now planned.
Mobile by Alex Valder
HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery, recently moved from Berlin to Zurich, has transformed a vacant villa in the neighbourhood of Zurich Oerlikon into a temporary home for contemporary design and art for ‘This Is The House That Jack Built’, a new exhibition project.
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.11.2012 - Tagged as: FabLab, Switzerland, Workshop, Zurich
‘Nie mehr Kabel entwirren’ project
Everyone has good ideas. Few have the time, the space, the tools and the team to get an idea into action and give it the right shape. The FabLab Zurich is more than a workshop, it is a melting pot for creative people, a showcase of Zurich, a FabCafé, a guerilla development site (“designing instead of consuming”), a design free-space for social innovation, a global experiment.
FabLab literally stands for Fabrication Laboratory = manufacturing laboratory. A FabLab offers users access to the latest manufacturing techniques with a focus on digital production. The idea was originally developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) by Neil Gershenfeld. The first FabLab started there in 2002. Widely used are 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC machines. But each FabLab is different and therefore unique and follows the principles of the Fab Charter. Worldwide, there are already over 150 FabLabs (September 2012). (more…)
Two Single-Family Residences by Arndt Geiger Herrmann; photo by Thomas Züger
Located on the left shore of Lake Zurich, this seemingly unitary four-storey development is, in fact, composed of two, entirely separate single family houses. At 150-square-meters each, the floor plans of the apartments have been interlaced while maintaining ‘maximum privacy for each residence’ with the parking floor being the sole shared space. Completed in 2010 by a Zurich-based practice Arndt Geiger Herrmann, building’s striking, opalescent façade is made of ‘manually tin-coated copper panels.’ (more…)
Sleeping on the bridge: alternative usage of a former connection of two buildings; Photo © Pierre Kellenberger / Architonic
At a former industrial site in the North of Zurich, young people show the potential of an open floor plan, how to build sustainably using recycled materials, how to be resource conscious, and demonstrate that food from Aldi – a discounter – can well be in line with an ecological and anti-consumption attitude. (by Susanne Fritz)
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Townhouse Horgen by moos. giuliani. herrmann. architekten. photo by: Beat Bühler
Boasting panoramic views across the Lake of Zurich, this generous, four-storey family residence has recently been completed by a Swiss architectural practice moos. giuliani. herrmann. architekten.. Located near Zurich, in a small town of Horgen, the minimalist, 260-square-meters townhouse comprises a studio, two bedrooms, master bedroom, dressing room, dining room, kitchen, living room with fireplace, roof terrace, showers, bathroom, double garage with driveway, patio and air-conditioned wine cellar. (more…)
The intricate detailing of the 'Plug and Play' table leg by Studiokepenic
Next up in our imm cologne 2012 preview series we would like to introduce you to this novel, customisable modular table system devised by two young designers; Mia Kepenek and Nicholas Frei of the recently-established Zurich-based label Studiokepenic. As its name aptly suggest, the table design enables the user to convert the object from a coffee into a dining table without a hitch but by ’simply by plugging together the shapely, turned leg elements.’ The table will be presented as part of the D3 Design Talents show at the fair which opens on 16 January. (more…)
Impressions from this year's edition of 'neue räume'
Following yesterday’s opening of the ‘neue räume 11′ fair, we unveil a second photo gallery with images from the exhibitions of; Holzmanufaktur, Element, Erba Italia, Wiesmann Küchen, Hugo Kretz, Blueroom, Gabaan, Wald-Haus, Materia, Manufakt and many more.
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