Christ & Gantenbein has landed a sculpted ‘lump of concrete’ next to Switzerland’s beaux-arts national museum. It is at once a provocation, a stunning space and a hymn to the beauty of Swiss engineering
The Swiss designer spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week about quality, compromise and the importance of failure
The Dutch architect’s latest building in Switzerland, a headquarters for an insurance firm, pays homage to Mies van der Rohe, says Douglas Murphy
Paul Bush’s film about a city that rises endlessly into the future is visually ingenious, but too beautiful to be dystopian, says Fatema Ahmed.
“We don’t use numberslike 1, 3, 5, 7,” says Swiss architect Peter Märkli. “We prefer 2, 4, 8, 16 and things like that.”