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Old 20.06.2010, 11:08
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this is funny!
Thanks for the input Cardinal.

Here's a cool house built in the Valais region just down the road from you in Forel.

http://www.nunatak.ch/projets_nunata...uffrey/01b.jpg

(Oh, and by the way, good luck with selling all your household items. The 10 post minimum to list the stuff is a bummer.)
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Old 09.07.2010, 22:32
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

I stumbled across this the other day just after visiting the botanical gardens. The cast iron railings first caught my eye before I saw the building. It is an amazing building and must be one of the most important residential properties in the city.

There is a major restoration project underway there at present. As I understand it, this is being financed party by commercial development in the grounds.

Like many large residential properties it seems to have faced a chequered history since its original construction and is now in the hands of Zurich city rather than a private owner

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Patumbah
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Old 09.07.2010, 23:32
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

I'm still not a big fan of most of the new stuff, but what I do truly enjoy is when they renovate old chalets that need it and bring back the life in them.
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Old 23.09.2010, 13:09
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

Vitrahaus showroom on the outskirts of Basel, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. A cool building full of cool stuff.





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Therme Vals designed by Peter Zumthor built with local Valser Quarsel.
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

How about the Zurich departure lounge!
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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

A building should have some folklore behind it. And Urban-Mythology as well. I nominate in this spirit the Blutturm on the Aare in the center of the city of Bern.
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Old 23.09.2010, 14:16
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Therme Vals designed by Peter Zumthor built with local Valser Quarsel.
A few people have mentioned this one. Note to self: must get out to see it (and have a massage).

I noticed in a Vanity Fair piece recently that it was voted the 3rd most important piece of architecture built since 1980.

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Re: Your favourite Swiss Building

Villa Karma, near Clarens, VD. Adolf Loos, architect





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Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern

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Ahhh, Renzo Piano. How cool is he? I love the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

Thanks for posting this. Another one on my list to visit. And the art inside might be pretty good too.
Today I finally got to visit the Paul Klee museum. A beautiful autumn day, sun streaming in through all that glass, inspirational art, kids deep in concentration creating their own masterpieces, people wandering past peering into the ateliers. A genius building. Fell a little more in love with Renzo Piano today.

Can highly recommend a visit. A special experience, especially for kids.

On another topic, I'm so sad to see CH-Expat has left us. He made this thread what it is. Thank you for your amazing contributions.
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