Pierre Keller, former director of Ecal and an “extraordinary force of nature”, dies aged 74

Designers and students have paid tribute to Pierre Keller, the graphic artist and former director of Swiss design school Ecal, who died of liver cancer on 7 July. Keller directed the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (Ecal) from 1995 to 2011, transforming it into one of the world’s most influential design schools. Industrial designer Luke […]

3XN builds new headquarters for the Olympics on shore of Lake Geneva

Copenhagen studio 3XN has completed Olympic House, a new headquarters for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. 3XN collaborated with Swiss architecture office IttenBrechbühl to create the building, which has been designed around the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) principles. “We designed the building around five key objectives that translate the Olympic movement’s core […]

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