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Herzog & de Meuron

Ricola Storage Building . Laufen

Herzog & de Meuron . Ricola Storage Building . Laufen (1)

Herzog & de Meuron . photos: Margherita Spiluttini, © Architekturzentrum Wien

The building serves the fully automated storage of herbal sweets. Seen from the outside and from a distance, the building reveals itself as a singular unified whole, as something that one could understand as a storage building. The Eternit panels, larger at the top than at the bottom, make up the cladding and underline the difference between the lower part, where innumerable individual foundations support the façade construction, and the upper part, where a cantilevering timber construction reveals the galvanized sheet-metal box on the building’s inside. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron

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Berrel Berrel Kräutler

Family house . Rodersdorf

Berrel Berrel Kräutler . Family house . Rodersdorf (2)

Berrel Berrel Kräutler . photos: © Eik Frenzel

The prefabricated timber-frame house stands on a slope with views over the hilly Alsatian countryside. The cubature of the detached house reflects the skilful orchestration of the local building code specifications, with the interior divided into split levels in order to create four independent levels.The roof and short façades are clad in a skin of copper-titanium-zinc alloy, while spaced wooden slats were used on the long sides. The façade materials accentuate the idiosyncratic volumetry of the wooden house. The structure is formed by a wooden shell mounted under the roof, which serves as the upper storey. Continue reading Berrel Berrel Kräutler

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LAN

Bonnat-Helleu City Art Museum . Bayonne

LAN . Bonnat-Helleu City Art Museum . Bayonne (1)

LAN

LAN answered the competition regarding the Bonnat-Helleu City Art Museum of Bayonne. «Extending the gallery space towards the school provides the opportunity to create an entity that would spring naturally from the original form, and from the spatial experience of the Planckaert project.» Continue reading LAN

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Kren

Trovatello house . Seltisberg

Kren . Trovatello house . Seltisberg (1)

Kren Architektur . photos: © Michael Kren

Die Wahl der Konstruktionsweise eines Gebäudes hängt eng zusmammen mit dessen späterem Charakter und Erscheinungsbild. Beim Projekt Trovatello wird mit dem Entscheid zu einschaligem Dämmbeton, eine Bauweise gewählt, die ihren Ursprung in den frühen Massivbauten hat.
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