A Guesthouse on Stromboli
by Josep Lluis Mateo, Anna Hotz, Till von Mackensen, Chasper Schmidlin, Ramias Steinemann
DANGER & DEBILITY
Fire certainly can be dangerous and out of control, destructive and aggressive.
In these conditions, architecture can...
Marina and Thermal Bath
by Josep Lluis Mateo, Anna Hotz, Cecilia Obiol, Florian Sauter & Ramias Steinemann
Gino de Giorgi: On wet or marshy land, architecture is always inserted with care, with the greatest precaution. These sites...
Gurjit Singh Matharoo - Massive Elegance
by Anna Hotz
Architecture and product design are closely related. Matharoo Associates deal with both. For this reason they have structural engineers in their team. The interest in product design shows up not only in there projects, where they often design the complete building from the external shell to the door...
ART AND ARCHITECTURE - Atelier Not Vital in Beijing
Interview with Not Vital and Mitsunori Sano
Not Vital was born in 1948 in Sent, Graubünden (CH) and has been living and working between the USA, Africa, Chile, Italy and Switzerland.
In 2008 he commissioned his collaborator, the young Japanese architect Mitsunori Sano, to design his new Atelier in Caochangdi, an artist neighbourhood of...
Water and Landscape
Interview with Günther Vogt
GV First of all, I think we have to recognise that architecture and landscape
architecture always deal with culture. This means that we only see
what we know. Without knowledge, you cannot perceive or value the
landscape. In this way, architecture and landscape are similar. Here,
of course, we...
Building and Teaching
Interview with Josep Lluis Mateo
Could you talk about the relationship between your academic activity and your professional practice? In what way do they influence each other?
I consider myself a professional architect. Having said that, I have to point out that this has not always been the case. At the start of my career...
Interview with Bechir Kenzari, Khaled Adham and Khaled Al Sallal
Why are questions of identity and authenticity so central to the discourse on architecture in the Arab world?
Bechir Kenzari : As far as I am concerned, I think it is a wrong question, it is a false problem. In time of crises the issue of identity becomes a refuge. Eventually it...
Student: Lukas Germann
The project for a ‘Cineteca Svizzera’ is located on a slope in the upper part of the old town of Locarno. To the north is a district of villas, while towards east, south and west are historic buildings.
The concept of the project by Lukas Germann derives from the given situation: an untended...
Mount Fuji Studio - Structural Atmosphere
by Anna Hotz
Mount Fuji Studio realised different private houses in cities of Japan, well adapted to the limited space available there. They also deal with aesthetic improvement in the neighbourhood for instance by designing outdoor furniture.
In the architecture of Mount Fuji Studio the construction permits...