Underground house in Switzerland

Katriane Hill Reader Find

By Katriane Hill in Architecture on Monday 21 December 2009

Vals, Switzerland, is known for their thermal baths and pristine landscape views of the Swiss Alps. Vals is not known, however, for clever underground architecture. But it is in Vals where a breathtaking home was built underground to eliminate destructive processes at land level. Designed by architectural firm SeArch and Christian Muller, the home is accessible by a a steep set of stone steps built into the incline that the home is built in.

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Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Thursday 12 June 2008

Epsilon is a cool game inspired by the activation of the real-life particle accelerator, the LHC, in the CERN lab in Switzerland.

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Yann Gross

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Tuesday 25 September 2007

Yann Gross’ photos of tattooed bikers, cowboys, drag races, and Confederate-flag-adorned trailer homes are unnerving documents of the American experience. But his subjects aren’t American, they’re residents of the Rhone Valley in Gross’ native Switzerland. Judging from his photos, Europeans don’t necessarily look down their noses at the U S of A. Some of them […]

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A red carpet for all

Snell Reader Find

By Snell in New Design on Wednesday 8 August 2007

A red carpet has enveloped the surface in and around the financial district of St. Gallen, a north-eastern city of Switzerland.

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