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Geometric timber roofs cover Diamond Domes tennis courts in Switzerland

October 29, 2020 India Block 0
Diamond Domes tennis courts designed by Rüssli Architekten with CLT roofs by Neue Holzbau in the Swiss Alps

Swiss timber company Neue Holzbau has created a pair of geometric cross-laminated timber roofs for two indoor tennis courts by Rüssli Architekten in Bürgenstock, Switzerland. Called Diamond Domes, the tennis courts stand 874 metres above sea level and are part of the Bürgenstock Resort in the Swiss Alps. Perched atop concrete foundations in the mountains,

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University of Stuttgart builds prototype thatched Alpine hut

September 26, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Thatched facade of alpine hut in Vorarlberg

The University of Stuttgart has designed SkinOver Reed, a thatched hut in the Austrian Alps, as part of its research into renewable materials that can be used in high-altitude Alpine regions. A team from the university’s institute for building materials (IBBTE) developed the hut, which has been shortlisted in the small building category for Dezeen Awards

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Watch Doug Aitken’s mirrored Mirage Gstaad pavilion change with the seasons

September 25, 2020 India Block 0
Mirage Gstaad mirrored building art installation by Doug Aitken in Switzerland in summer

Mirage Gstaad, a mirrored building created by American artist Doug Aitken, reflects the shifting landscape of the Alps in this exclusive video for Dezeen. The reflective pavilion, which has previously been installed in the desert near Palm Springs, currently sits in an Alpine meadow above Gstaad, Switzerland. As people happen upon Mirage Gstaad they can

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Network of Architecture perches Ötzi Peak 3251m viewpoint above a glacier in Italian Alps

September 10, 2020 India Block 0
Ötzi Peak 3251m is a viewpoint made of Corten steel

Ötzi Peak 3251m is a viewing platform made of weathering steel built by architecture studio Network of Architecture at the peak of Schnals Valley Glacier ridge in South Tyrol, Italy. Perched 3,251 metres above sea level – hence its name – the viewpoint looks towards Austria over an alpine landscape. Network of Architecture built the

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Studio Seilern Architects perches restaurant on top of Mount Gütsch in the Swiss Alps

April 29, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Gütsch restaurant complex at Mount Gütsch, Andermatt, Switzerland, by Studio Seilern Architects

Studio Seilern Architects has built two restaurants at the top of Mount Gütsch – The Gütsch by Markus Neff and The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt – at the Andermatt ski resort in Switzerland.  Located 2,340 metres above sea level, the pair of restaurants along with a kitchen occupy three volumes that Studio Seilern Architects designed

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Timber trusses support undulating roof of Italian convention centre

October 4, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Conference and Convention Centre by Emanuele Bressan and Andrea Botter

An undulating, multi-pitched roof covers the timber-framed Congress and Exhibition Centre in Agordo, Italy, designed by architects Emanuele Bressan and Andrea Botter. A multi-purpose hall in the centre has full-height glass curtain walls covered in grid-like geometric timber frames. The Congress and Exhibition Centre’s hall is for community events, concerts, theatre, conventions, art exhibitions and

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Feld72 builds housing estate from timber in Alpine town

September 22, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Maierhof housing estate by Feld72

Architecture studio Feld72 have completed the Maierhof housing estate in the Alpine town of Bludenz, Austria, comprising eight timber buildings in a mountain landscape. Built for the housing cooperative and developer Wohnbauselbsthilfe, the estate’s three-storey blocks have been arranged around a new pedestrian route through the town. The Maierhof housing estate also includes a series

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

July 25, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
On Mountain Hut on the Piz Lunghin in the 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

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Bernardo Bader Architekten designs stone-clad ski centre with irregular forms

April 9, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Alpin Sport ski centre by Bernardo Bader Architekten

The Alpin Sport ski resort headquarters in the village of Schruns, Austria, by Bernardo Bader Architekten, has mismatched windows and is clad in irregularly quarried stone. The offices for the Silvretta Montafon ski resort also features an unusual, roughly square plan where each side angles gently in or out. Described by Bernardo Bader Architekten as

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Muzeum Susch in the Swiss Alps has galleries excavated from mountainside

February 18, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
Muzeum Susch by Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy

Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy have excavated into a mountain, and restored a 12th-century monastery in the Swiss Alpine town of Susch, to create an art museum. Muzeum Susch occupies the remains of a monastery that was established in 1157 on a sloping site next to a river in the Engadin valley, which is on

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