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Christo

Mur provisoire de tonneaux métalliques. Le Rideau de fer, rue Visconti, Paris, 27 juin 1962 . 1962

Mur provisoire de tonneaux métalliques. Le Rideau de fer, rue Visconti, Paris, 27 juin 1962 . 1962

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As of 1975, Christo and Jeanne-Claude developed the idea of wrapping the Pont-Neuf in Paris in a golden sandstone-coloured polyamide canvas, which would cover the sides and the vaults of the bridge’s twelve arches, the parapets, the edges and the footpaths (the public could walk on the canvas), its 44 lamps and the vertical walls of the central island of the western end of Île de la Cité and the Esplanade du Vert-Galant. Continue reading Christo

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Morger & Degelo

Three-family house in der Hub . Zurich

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Morger & Degelo Architekten . photos: © Ruedi Walti

The new building is located between the villas of the late 1920s near the Zürichbergwald. It is heavy, plastered in a reserved brown tone and angular, facing the sun. Three buildings are interleaved in a complex fashion to create one house, in which all parties have access to the garden, forest and the view. Continue reading Morger & Degelo

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FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms

Vernets . Geneve

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FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms

The high-rise building with 256 apartments anchors the Quartier les Vernets on the Arve towards the city. It marks the new identity of the quarter. Its proportions form a link with the SRG tower on the other side of the river. The façade is planned in prefabricated concrete elements and harmonises with the urban façades of the surrounding blocks. The distinctive vertical elements reveal the urban structure of the high-rise building. The building is subtly crowned by the last 2 floors, which have no loggias and thus close off the volume. Continue reading FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms

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Brauen Wälchli

Swiss Embassy . Moscow

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Brauen Wälchli Architectes . photos: © Yves André

Set in what was once the Tsar’s orchard, to the north-east of the Kremlin, this turquoise and white neoclassical palace was acquired by the Swiss Confederation in 2005. It has been given a rejuvenation – fully respecting the original construction of 1892 – and supplemented by a new extension, built on the south-eastern border of the plot in order to create an enclosed internal courtyard. Continue reading Brauen Wälchli