Swiss Sensibilities
This issue features 15 examples of Swiss architecture, including the most recent projects by Chiristian Kerez, Gigon / Guyer and Valerio Olgiati. By now, Swiss architecture from the German language region that includes Zurich and Basel has become a familiar topic in the architectural media. How have buildings by architects who were once called representatives of Minimalism or designers of Swiss Boxes changed? On one hand, we see attempts to discover new possibilities in materials and an interest in the richness of colors; on the other hand is a stricter approach to tectonics. However, it seems that there is something about their work that reminds us of the timelessness of Swiss architecture. It is impossible to describe it concretely, but it might be their dignified attitude toward architecture. This issue also includes two articles as the second installment of the Sustainability Survey: one is Sustainability in Switzerland, which introduces the activities of the non-profit foundation myclimate, a spin-off from ETH Zurich; the other is Climate as a Design Factor, which analyzes the relationship between design and the central European Swiss climate. (a+u)
Christian Kerez
Leutschenbach School
Gigon / Guyer
Swiss Museum of Transport
Hotel City Garden
Conversion Rosenberg
Valerio Olgiati
The New Visitor Center for the Swiss National Park
Localarchitecture and Bureau dArchitecture Danilo Mondada
A Temporary Chapel for the Deaconesses of St-Loup
Peter Mrkli
Swiss Re Next
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) /Studio Monte Rosa
New Monte Rosa Hut
Gramazio & Kohler
Private House in Riedikon
Research in Digital Materiality Conducted at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Miller & Maranta
Spa Samedan
Villa on the Lake Shore
Christ & Gantenbein AG Architekten
Swiss National Museum, Restoration
Swiss National Museum, Extension
Markus Wespi Jrme de Meuron architects
Wood House in Caviano
amrein giger architekten
Villa Sarona, Residential Care Home
Boltshauser Architekten
Atelier Dubsstrasse
Sustainability Survey vol. 2:
Sustainability in Switzerland
Sylke Gruhnwald
Climate as a Design Factor
Roman Brunner, Christian Hnger