Advertisement

arcspace features are about today's most creative projects as well as the most influential of the past. We work closely with architects around the world to keep our readers informed and updated.

Location: Switzerland

Tamedia Office Building by Shigeru Ban in Zürich, Switzerland. Tamedia Office Building.  Exterior view. Photo © Didier Boy de La Tour
January 16, 2014 /

Tamedia Office Building
Shigeru Ban
Zürich, Switzerland

The use of wood in multi-storey buildings is an art form almost completely buried a hundred years ago. Reinforced concrete structures became the norm worldwide. In recent years, however, the sustainability debate has brought a renaissance to wood and an interest in large, urban, wooden structures has awakened. Shigeru Ban, well-known for his use of paper and paperboard, has built an office building in Zurich made entirely of wood, or to be more precise 2,000 m3 of Austrian spruce.

December 02, 2013 /

Shelters for Roman Archaeological Site
Atelier Peter Zumthor
Chur, Switzerland

One of the first big projects for the 2009 Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor was this protective pavilion built to cover the remains of two Roman buildings. Built in 1985-86 and located in the capital of the Swiss canton of Graubünden, arcspace had the opportunity to revisit and photograph the site this summer. It’s astonishing to think it was designed and built almost thirty years ago. Not only does it still stand in perfect condition but it looks like it was conceived just yesterday.

Museum der Kulturen by Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland. Photo Iwan Baan
June 11, 2012 /

Museum der Kulturen
Herzog & de Meuron
Basel, Switzerland

The Museum der Kulturen Basel dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century. Replacing the Augustinian monastery on the Münsterhügel the classicist building by architect Melchior Berri opened in 1849.

Copyright 1999 - 2014 arcspace all rights reserved.

Feedback