Pale pink shutters shade classrooms of a concrete school in Switzerland

Beige tiles and pale pink window shutters cover the exterior of this concrete secondary school in Romanshorn, Switzerland. Designed by Portuguese practice Bak Gordon Arquitectos with local firm Architekturbüro Bernhard Maurer, the Secondary School Romanshorn replaces two outdated buildings. It is the start of a wider development for an educational, sports and leisure campus for […]

Bureau Brisson Architectes updates Swiss “hybrid” home with blue cabinetry

A sea-blue storage unit helps arrange living spaces inside this family home in Corseaux, Switzerland, which has been overhauled by Bureau Brisson Architectes. Situated close to the shore of Lake Geneva, the 1920s home has been overhauled by Bureau Brisson Architectes to feature a much simpler floor plan. The house was erected during the same […]

Running brand On creates zero-impact mountain hut in Swiss Alps

On has created a reflective mountain cabin almost 2,500 metres up in the Swiss Alps on the Piz Lunghin, to mark the launch of its latest collection including its first hiking shoe. The On Mountain Hut, which sleeps two, was created by the footwear brand to showcase the valley where co-founders, Olivier Bernhard, Caspar Coppetti […]

Le Courbusier’s colourful final pavilion re-opens in Zurich

Pavilion Le Corbusier, has reopened to the public in Zurich after architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg restored the art museum to its original state. The colourful museum is the final project built by the pioneer of modernist architecture, and its glass and steel structure was an unusual departure from Le Corbusier‘s predilection for concrete. […]

Bureau uses “surgical intervention” to transform chalet into Mr Barrett’s House

Experimental architecture studio Bureau has taken a building apart and put it back together again, to create a home for the fictional protagonist of 1963 film The Servant. Mr Barrett’s House is a former garage and apartment in Geneva, Switzerland. Bureau founder Daniel Zamarbide used a process he describes as “surgical intervention” to slice the building […]

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 […]

Studio Seilern Architects raises the roof to create Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps

Studio Seilern Architects has converted a half-built conference centre in Andermatt, Switzerland, into a concert hall by lifting up its roof to double the building’s size. Named Andermatt Concert Hall, the 650-seat venue is the “first major purpose-built concert hall in any Alpine ski village”. Studio Seilern Architects designed the building as part of a hotel and […]

Concrete spiral staircase twists through an open plan office by Hildebrand

A spiral staircase made of concrete rises through the centre of an open-plan office designed by architecture studio Hildebrand in Steinhausen, Switzerland. Winding its way up the building’s four levels, the staircase ends with a large elliptical skylight that brings light into the centre of each floor. Photo is by Erica Overmeer Hildebrand designed the […]

Think Architecture creates minimal hilltop house in Zurich

A cluster of stone and plaster-lined volumes form Think Architecture’s minimalist House in a Park, which sits on a hilltop in Zurich, Switzerland. The house is designed by local studio Think Architecture to “merge with the landscape” of its sloping-parkland site, located beside a forest overlooking Lake Zurich. It has two floors, with one embedded […]

Index Architectes creates asymmetric Village House in Switzerland

Swiss studio Index Architectes has designed a house in Villarlod, Switzerland, with asymmetric gables and wrapped it in a skin of angular clay tiles. Index Architectes designed the house as a modern version of the gabled form of the barns and farmhouses that typify the region. A modern twist was given to the house by extending eaves on […]

MLZD adds subterranean sports hall to school in a former monastery

Architecture office MLZD built the sports hall with a sculptural concrete wall below ground level to preserve views of a heritage-listed converted monastery in Wettingen, Switzerland. Swiss firm MLZD designed the sunken sports facility for a site within the grounds of Wettingen Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1227 that was converted into a school in 1976. The monastery […]

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