Posts tagged as 'Zurich'

Mon 23.11.

Time Frame by Gen Atem and Miriam Bossard (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.11.2015 - Tagged as: , , ,

Time Frame by Gen Atem and Miriam Bossard

Time Frame by Gen Atem and Miriam Bossard

The Center for Dentistry of the University of Zurich and the Fachstelle Kunst am Bau of the Building Department of the Canton of Zurich present artists Gen Atem and Miriam Bossard’s reinterpretation of the work “Train Time”.



Tue 15.9.

Artistic eye-catcher for Burri Public Elements

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2015 - Tagged as: ,


Workshop façade in Zurich-Glattbrugg, Burri Public Elements

To improve the look of the new workshop façade in Zurich-Glattbrugg, Burri Public Elements launched an invitation-only competition in spring 2014. The brief was to set concise accents in the intentionally minimalist architecture with a tarpaulin, 34 metres long and 6 metres high and illuminated at night.


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Thu 8.5.

Architect@Work Zürich 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Architect@Work Zürich 2014

Architect@Work Zürich 2014

This week Architonic attended Architect@Work Zürich, an exhibition specially tailored for architects, interior architects, designers and other consultants with a focus on innovation. Here below, our Facebook photo gallery with a selection of the best products on display. Enjoy!


> to the Architect@Work Zürich 2014 photo gallery on Facebook

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

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.



Fri 4.10.

This Is The House That Jack Built

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Mobile by Alex Valder

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.



Tue 20.11.

FabLab Zürich opening

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.11.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘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…)

Mon 25.6.

Living in an Open Floor Plan

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

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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visit Architonic’s Facebook page to view the ‘Living in an Open Floor Plan’ photo album