Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1
At the end of September, I hopped across the pond to visit Basel, Switzerland, and the nearby Laufen bathrooms factory and showroom. Basel is bisected by the Rhine and sits just south of the intersection of Switzerland, France, and Germany. In the ancient city, first settled during the days of the Roman Empire, you find a mix of soaring neo-Gothic cathedrals, Serra sculptures, knit graffiti, and more.
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- Last month I traveled to Basel, Switzerland, a European city first founded during the Roman Empire and still boasting beautiful buildings constructed more than 1,000 years agos.
- What do an eco-home, a museum, and a concrete prefab home have in common? Modern design and a shared location: Switzerland.
- One of the highlights of my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, was crossing the border to visit the Vitra campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, about 25 minutes from Basel, and exploring the VitraHaus.
- Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.
- Basel, at first glance, seems an unlikely capital of cutting edge architecture. With buildings by many of the world’s most renowned architects — Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Frank Gehry, and Renzo Piano to name a few — Basel is still a traditional European city characterized primarily by its political and industrial borders.This three day conference of building visits, lectures and tours offers a deeper look into the forces that have contributed to Basel’s contemporary architecture, while addressing the unique challenges this tri-national region faces in urban design for the 21st century.
- Portland—the city where young people go to retire, home of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and filming location of that one show.
- Last weekend, The Art of Structure opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center.
- The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens.