Nestled in the lush greenery of the Swiss countryside, Sky-Frame produces some of the most ambitions sliding glass doors and windows in the world

Published in Features
Friday, 16 March 2018 14:29

Swiss Design: more than just helvetica

Swiss design has long been overshadowed by the country’s engineering prowess. Can a national drive to bring the two cultures together spawn a new era of innovation?

Published in GALLERY

The Swiss architect's latest stadium brings classical gentility to the world of football, but is still robust enough to withstand 42,000 fans

Published in Features
Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00

Design Miami/Basel

The 10th edition of Design Miami Basel is taking place this week in the Swiss city, drawing together collectable designs, new commissions and a specially curated exhibition of architecture

Published in News

The Swiss practice's holiday home on the banks of Lake Sarnen generates high drama from a spartan arrangement of bold structural elements

Published in News
Monday, 01 December 2014 02:00

The Icon Awards trophy

The trophy that the Icon Awards winners will recieve this week were designed and made by Anton Alverez on his thread-wrapping machine. Watch him at work in his studio and read our interview with the designer

Published in News
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

International gallery Hauser & Wirth has made its name attracting the metropolitan super-rich of New York, London and Zurich. So why is its new gallery on a farm in Somerset?

Published in Features
Monday, 03 November 2014 14:56

Ralph Nauta: Studio Drift

The designer and co-founder of the Dutch practice spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week last month about nature, technology and the studio's latest project at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:36

Angela Deuber: School in Thal

With its double-layered frame and vast triangular lintels, Angela Deuber's northern Swiss school is a sophisticated exercise in structural logic

Published in News
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:52

Tom Strala

The Swiss designer spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week about quality, compromise and the importance of failure

Published in News
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:48

100 Years of Swiss Design

Museum Für Gestaltung Zürich
27 September 2014 – 8 February 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:57

Anton Alvarez

The designer is using his thread-wrapping process on ever larger projects, as well as one work on a smaller scale: this year's Icon award

Published in News
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:39


MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
29 October 2014 – 26 April 2015

Published in Diary

The Dutch architect’s latest building in Switzerland, a headquarters for an insurance firm, pays homage to Mies van der Rohe, says Douglas Murphy

Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:12


James Pallister flicks through a pile of super-niche publications and wonders how long they’ll last.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:07

Actelion Business Center by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s landmark headquarters for a pharmaceutical company shows off the latest in structural technology

Published in News
Monday, 23 January 2012 10:27

Museum der Kulturen by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s sensitive yet experimental renovation has created a new identity for a museum in their hometown of Basel.

Published in News

The ultimate symbol of our throwaway culture has proved surprisingly enduring. In its 20th year, and despite some unfortunate associations, it’s still keeping up with the times.

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 16:43

Profile: Gramazio & Kohler

The robot And the architect are friends. That’s the philosophy of Swiss architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler.

Published in Features

“We don’t use numberslike 1, 3, 5, 7,” says Swiss architect Peter Märkli. “We prefer 2, 4, 8, 16 and things like that.”

Published in ICON 059 | May 2008