In the deep Onsernone Valley, the project converts an ensemble of stone buildings into two houses: a summer hall with spaces protected from the weather through specific actions, and a climatically and energy-controlled winter living space...
Renovating the north and west buildings offers the opportunity to bring out the strengths of the place, improve the connection among spaces, transform the new children’s house, and provide an affordable and welcoming space for the families who live t
The project to transform these old barracks in Zurich into two new schools offers an opportunity to give the monument, its open spaces, and its rooms a new use, and to see this major building in a different way: as if it were a house within a garden.
One single piece groups all the apartments maximizing the open spaces; their location to the east of the plot and the facade composition emphasize the qualities of the environment, farmlands with few buildings, mountains to the north, and prairies t
The project replaces an old building from the 1980s with another starting from a wood structure that is organized around a network of landscaped terraces. The facade composition contributes and adapts to its streetscape and surroundings...
On a site over a major traffic infrastructure, the facades of the exhibitions pavilion evoke the tunnels that run beneath the site and that, together with the change of material and the different textures, offer a strong urban image upon entering the
The canton of Graubünden is one of the most extraordinary parts of Switzerland, not only because of its complex cultural tradition – including three official languages – but also because of a landscape of sublime contrast between soaring mountains an
The Kunsthaus is a 1910 building located at Heimplatz, in the center of Zürich. After twelve years of planning and construction, its extension is complete and will open to the public in October 2021. Connected to the original building by an undergrou
Apart from harboring new services for the renowned chocolate company, the project seeks to generate an immersive and dynamic spatial experience. The new flagship building is a rectangular brick volume that reformulates the appearance of the chocolati
Located in a picturesque valley, a building quotes from local forms and the industrial aesthetic to house a customer center and testing facility for a global technology firm. A structural grid pursues optimal occupation of the irregular site, with fi
The eclectic amalgam of buildings forming the city’s foremost museum welcomes a fragmented volume that rises on the border of the park and traces the new exhibition route. The new wing attaches itself to the academic composition to close it off, but
Early on, I had two great masters: an artist, Joseph Beuys, and an architect, Aldo Rossi. With them I began to lay the intellectual and formal foundations of my architecture. Rossi was in our time the best-known professor at the school, and he had pl
1932-2020 In the same Ticino canton of his birth to which he was ever bound, Luigi Snozzi fell prey to Covid-19 on 29 December. A master of contemporary Swiss architecture, Snozzi was born in Mendrisio in 1932 and attended ETH Zurich, after which he
After twelve years of planning and building, the office of David Chipperfield has completed the new Kunsthaus Zurich extension, the fourth in the history of the neo-Greek building raised in 1910 by Karl Moser, who would be the first CIAM president. U
Speaking before a gathering of mayors from 41 cities, Norman Foster shared his optimistic view of the pandemic as an uplifting opportunity.
In this open letter addressed to David Chipperfield, Jacques Herzog reflects on the active role that architects ought to play in post-Covid society.
With the scheme it drew up for the competition to extend the Kunstmuseum Basel, Christ & Gantenbein – set up in 1998 by Emanuel Christ (Basel, 1970) and Christoph Gantenbein (St. Gallen, 1971) – became known outside Switzerland, and it has since cons
One of the recurring motifs in the already very extensive oeuvre of the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is the spiral. If for architects in past times the spiral was an expression of movement, for Ingels it is also something that has the capacity to g
For centuries architects were at the service of religious powers-that-be, and temples had priority over all other kinds of buildings. Maybe this explains why so many of today’s veterans are so eager to be commissioned to build churches and chapels. A
Herzog & de Meuron, celebrating a career
United in professional practice and friendship, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron together turn 70 this spring, and Basel, the birthplace of both, celebrates with them. Though the best of architects are not always prophets in their own land, these
Though trained at ETH Zurich during the years of Aldo Rossi’s chair, Valerio Olgiati (Cuera, 1958) has produced an oeuvre to a large extent removed from themes like type and context. Powerful in their schematism, monolithic in their materiality, exq
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