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Old 15.12.2009, 16:01
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Old 15.12.2009, 17:02
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building here in the centre ? With the Schwimmbad Rüschlikon right in front of it
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Old 15.12.2009, 20:39
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building here in the centre ? With the Schwimmbad Rüschlikon right in front of it
It's a building within which is made yummy chocolate. Nuff said.
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This one is unbeatable:!
http://hubertuus.posterous.com/incre...e-in-switzerla


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Old 18.12.2009, 16:49
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http://hubertuus.posterous.com/incre...e-in-switzerla


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Not a great building but interesting nevertheless. The 1929 art deco tour Bel-Air Metropole in Lausanne. Lausanne's "skyscraper"!

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I love Art Deco, this is a great building.... All it needs is Kong Kong swinging from the top...
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Old 18.12.2009, 17:30
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I love Art Deco, this is a great building.... All it needs is Kong Kong swinging from the top...
I think it's ugly- looks so Stalin-esque. This is how Art Deco buildings should look, complete with gargoyles
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Old 18.12.2009, 18:23
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I think it's ugly- looks so Stalin-esque. This is how Art Deco buildings should look, complete with gargoyles
The Chrysler Building to me is one of the most beautiful buildings on earth. I struggled on my first visit to NY to find a good position to take a good photo.

Just as the one below, admittedly off-topic as well



While this here below is in Zürich



as are these ones below






and the one below is not really a "building" but I just saw this photo in the internet

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Old 18.12.2009, 18:36
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I think it's ugly- looks so Stalin-esque. This is how Art Deco buildings should look, complete with gargoyles
I don't think the tour Bel Air is that ugly (also a lot of people in Lausanne do agree with you).
Yes it is a bit Stalinist. What I find cute is that they copied a Russian or American art deco skyscraper and they sized it to Switzerland.
It was quite the attraction when it opened. People came from all over Switzerland to see it.
It had a gorgeous movie theater, shops inside, and a restaurant on top.

ps: Love your Ebenalp pictures. It is on my list for the next visit.
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I don't think the tour Bel Air is that ugly (also a lot of people in Lausanne do agree with you).
Yes it is a bit Stalinist. What I find cute is that they copied a Russian or American art deco skyscraper and they sized it to Switzerland.
It was quite the attraction when it opened. People came from all over Switzerland to see it.
It had a gorgeous movie theater, shops inside, and a restaurant on top.

ps: Love your Ebenalp pictures. It is on my list for the next visit.
I think it is more modernist than art deco really. That's why it doesn't have all Hoppy's gargoyles and other ornamentation. I have to say it is not one of my favourite buildings in Lausanne. I have been inside (for some French classes when I first arrived) and I can see its former grandeur. I'm sure it was beautiful in its day.

I prefer something like this from the same period as the Bel-Air Mètropole



It is the Chandoline apartment building near Mon Repos in Lausanne. Built 1933.
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

Metropol Zurich 1895

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...pg/stadt06.jpg

Villa Patumbah Zurich 1885

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...%C3%BCrich.jpg

Masoala Halle Zurich 2003

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Basel City Hall 1514

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/b/b6/Basler_Rathaus.jpg
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

Beyeler museum
because the building is functional and at the same time perfectly integrated in the landscape and beautiful.

http://images.google.ch/images?hl=de...-8&sa=N&tab=wi
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Title: Heidi Weber Museum
Architect: Le Corbusier
Location: Zurich




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Title: Tinguely Museum
Architect: Mario Botta
Location: Basel



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Title: Shaulager
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Basel (Land)





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Title: Paul Klee Museum
Architect: Renzo Piano
Location: Bern



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More interior design that architecture, but still fantastic

Title: Giger Bar
Designer: HR Giger
Location: Gruyeres



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Beyeler museum
because the building is functional and at the same time perfectly integrated in the landscape and beautiful.

http://images.google.ch/images?hl=de...-8&sa=N&tab=wi
Thanks so much for this contribution. Another Renzo Piano building. (Someone posted his Zentrum Paul Klee building in Bern earlier in the thread).



Note to self: must visit soon.
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Re: Your favourtie Swiss Building

I'm so glad someone mentioned Vals. I went over the summer and it was breathtaking! The outdoor bath with a view to the mountain was divine.

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Peter Zumthor's thermal bath in Vals. Stunning inside and out.




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Villa Turque in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Absolutely genius concept.





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