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3 w ago
Turf-Topped Office Buildings
The AXA Building by Santiago Calatrava Will Be in a Train Station
The AXA building, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will be incorporated into Stadelhofen Station in Zurich, Switzerland. Capped by a triangle of turf and covered in a paneled steel facade, the...
11 w ago
Computer Molding Experiments
Computational Thermoforming Could Disrupt Fabrication Design
Currently we think of 3D printing as the most technologically advanced way of easily and cheaply creating custom products—but a research experiment called computational thermoforming could...
19 w ago
Glass-Covered Serpentine Homes
This Serpentine Architecture is Connected With a White Ribbon
Designed by architecture studio Evolution Design, this serpentine home in Switzerland overlooks Lake Zurich and has a unique white “ribbon” that connects and flows throughout the...
20 w ago
The Armadillo Vault is the First Stone Structure of Its Kind
In what was described as a “milestone for stone engineering,” this stone structure is made up of 399 slabs of limestone and nothing else. Designed by ETH Zurich researchers, the...
28 w ago
Marathon-Centric Hotel Packages
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Offers a Package for Runners
Launched at the beginning of 2016, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s Marathon Package is a luxurious vacation experience designed around participation in the city’s annual marathon, the...
32 w ago
Multifunctional Leather Phone Cases
The 'Walkey' is Designed to Hold a Wide Variety of Accessories
The ‘Walkey’ is a multifunctional case that is designed to hold everything from your smartphone to your lip balm. While there are a number of phone cases on the market that double as...
35 w ago
Vibrant Kidcore Runways
The Latest Julian Zigerli Collection Highlights Stuffed Animal Props
The Julian Zigerli collection for Fall/Winter 2016 recently graced the stage during Zurich’s Model Suisse fashion event. The fun runway presentation consisted of vibrant and technicolored...
42 w ago
This Wheeled Robot From Disney Can Climb Even Uneven Walls With Agility
Created and conceived by Disney Research Zurich in collaboration with ETH Zurich research institute, the wheeled robot VertiGo is capable of climbing walls, even un-smooth ones. The robot has four...
28 w ago
Multi-Purpose Transforming Bags
The OWLBAG Changes Shape to Meet Your Every Need
The OWLBAG is a modern and stylish bag that is unique in the face of its competition. What is unique about The OWLBAG is that it is actually made up of four bags, and each one can be used along with...
36 w ago
Experiential Interior Design Shows
The Playful IMM LivingInteriors Pavilion is by i29 and Frame
The IMM LivingInteriors Pavilion by i29, Kamer 465 and Frame Magazine is an immersive exploration of innovative interior design projects that challenges convention regarding what such a showcase...
47 w ago
AR Management Programs
Zurich Insurance Uses Augmented Reality to Help Managers Improve
As business applications for augmented reality technology continue to emerge, Zurich Insurance provided one example with a recently launched coaching program for management. While many businesses...
50 w ago
Artistic Banknote Books
This Artist Defaced Money to Create a Collection of Artworks
Art director and designer Marcus Kraft defaced money to created a unique collection of artworks. The artist used $100 bills to create interesting pieces of art, which have been placed into a...
54 w ago
Galactic Hotel Rooms
The 'Space Suite' Hotel Room was Inspired by NASA & Outer Space Exploration
Germany artist Michael Najjar created the Space Suite, which is located at the Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel. The room’s design was inspired by current events such as NASA’s release of moon...
58 w ago
Grand Chocolate-Inspired Hotels
The Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel Features a Sweet Interior
The Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel is a stunning new structure that is entirely inspired by the delicacies of Swiss life. Boasting 245 suites, the hotel features a carefully curated decor by Dutch...
60 w ago
Artistic Outdoor Urinals
This Marble Wall is an Outdoor Urinal and Temporary Art Piece
Guests at a Zurich car show no longer have to worry about finding the nearest washroom thanks to the event’s outdoor urinal installation. Upon first glance, the structure looks nothing like...
65 w ago
Elephant Sanctuary Domes
This Elephant House Features a Wooden Roof and Swimming Pools
This elephant sanctuary combines architecture and landscape into a cohesive 11,000 square foot dome. Swiss firm Markus Schietsch Architekten created this dome for the Zurich Zoo to create a natural...
69 w ago
The Scalevo's Retractable Tracks Allow it to Climb Stairs
A group of students from ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts are collaborating on the Scalevo, an electric wheelchair that is capable of cruising like a normal wheelchair but is also...
69 w ago
Upcycled Carton Pavilions
This Pavilion at the NYC Ideas City Festival is Sustainably Designed
The Ideas City Festival is a New York City event put on by the city’s New Museum. Serving as a satellite hub throughout the festival, the ETH Zurich pavilion was constructed entirely out of...
9 w ago
Omni-Directional Cubic Drones
The 'Omnicopter' Drone Can Fly Through All Six Degrees of 3D Space
Standard four-rotor drones are impressive, as any unmanned aerial vehicle is, but the ‘Omnicopter drone’ from researchers at ETZ in Zurich, Switzerland, solves the limitations that...
16 w ago
Revolutionary Electric Supercars
This Electric Car's Horsepower and Torque Figures Are Spectacular
The Formula Student Team hailing from the Switzerland-based Academic Motorsports Association, located in Zurich, have developed a truly spectacular high-performance electric supercar that offers...
35 w ago
The Knee Perturbator Intentionally Knocks Wearers On Their Knees
The Knee Perturbator is a curiously named and highly intelligently designed wearable robot, designed by a group of scientists and engineers at ETH Zurich and the National Center of Competence in...
36 w ago
Lost Hiker-Tracking Drones
New Drone Technology Could Aid in Search and Rescue Missions
Being that search and rescue missions are time-sensitive to ensure that all parties are located safe and sound, new drone technology is now coming to light to help aid rescuers. Developed by a team...
55 w ago
Exposed Concrete Apartments
This Apartment Building Has Four Staircases and No Interior Corridors
Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron designed this exposed concrete apartment building that maximizes space by eliminating interior corridors. Located outside the city of Zurich in...
56 w ago
This Heavy-Duty Rope Bridge Was Built By Autonomous Drones
Drone-built structures are not an entirely new concept in and of themselves, as many groups have demonstrated how drones can be used to create pieces of engineering and art. Researchers at the ETH...
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