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Old 01.12.2009, 12:00
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

A bit off topic, but being an architecture and Lego fan, I love the concept of Lego versions of famous buildings (unfortunately no Swiss buildings in the series yet ). http://www.lego.com/eng/info/default...9&langcode=all

The most recent designs are Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and the Guggenheim.

A cool Christmas gift for the architecture buff.


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Old 01.12.2009, 12:20
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

Yeah me neither, it's what I see when I look out of my office window but it is far more beautiful inside than out.

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errr. The Frank Gehry Novartis Campus in Basel. Not sure about this one.


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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

One of my all time favourite buildings in the world.

I would so love to make Chillon my own.

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Old 01.12.2009, 13:13
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

I'm a big fan of the open-air museum of Ballenberg. Can't get more traditional than that!

http://ballenberg.ch/en/Map/1



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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

The ceiling of the chapel of St. Martin in Zillis, Graubünden. It's on the route to St. Bernadino and most people just buzz by on the highway. Definately worth a stop!
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

there is also beauty in simplicity

this is the chapel near the Ritom lake

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Old 01.12.2009, 13:31
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

nothing absolutely stunning, but special in its own way.

Turbinenplatz Zurich

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Yeah me neither, it's what I see when I look out of my office window but it is far more beautiful inside than out.
From the photos I can see on Flickr, it is different from every angle. There is something a bit unsettling about it though, like it is defying gravity. I see what you mean about having to look at it all day Caroline (although preferrable to a view of Clapham Junction or similar)






The interior does look far more calming than the exterior.


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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building



the Munot in Schaffhausen above

and the "Twin Towers" of Zurich below



or, below, THE minaret of Zurich !

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Old 01.12.2009, 20:18
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A stretch to call it Swiss, even though it is the London headquarters for Swiss Re. But some of us are getting creative with the links now, so why not!
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

Stockalper Palace in Brig. Would this get permission to be built now?

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Has anyone visited any Rudolf Steiner buildings in Switzerland? I perceive some parallels between his buildings and Antonio Gaudi's. He's probably the closest to Antonio Gaudi in Switzerland.


I would be interested to visit one and sense what is like inside; particularly whether or not it is transcendental or metamorphing.

Definitely. They do guided tours of the Goetheanum but you should maybe check their webiste first as they're not that regular. In my opinion the interior is more interesting than the exterior. There are lots of curious little corners and features to explore and indeed a lot of it is a bit like Gaudi, but all a bit more serious and less playful.
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Has anyone visited any Rudolf Steiner buildings in Switzerland? I perceive some parallels between his buildings and Antonio Gaudi's. He's probably the closest to Antonio Gaudi in Switzerland.


I would be interested to visit one and sense what is like inside; particularly whether or not it is transcendental or metamorphing.

The picture is of the original Goetheanum which was burnt down in 1923. The second building is mainly of concrete but was designed to have no corners. There are various other buildings on the campus, all of similar design and the atmosphere is very serene - almost like a temple and definitely worth a visit if you have the time.
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Russian Church, Geneva
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

A Walliser "Spycher", built the old fashioned way:

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Old 04.12.2009, 18:07
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A Walliser "Spycher", built the old fashioned way:
When I first saw these in Old Zermatt they slightly reminded me of the fishing net huts in my home town of Hastings. These date from the 17th Century.

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What about minimalistic view of:
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