Villa Martinuzzi, Croatia

Villa Martinuzzi, Croatia

Combining New Materials with Old This villa is a good example of a successful combination of Swisspearl panels with stone. A dialogue occurs here between the two interlocking materials, contrasting textures, and corresponding color tones.   When undertaken carefully, combining traditional and modern elements in the renovation of historic buildings can result in wonderful living…

Pilon Housing, Slovenia

Pilon Housing, Slovenia

Between the stone quarry and the ring road In recent years, housing developments by the architects Matija Bevk and Vasa Perovic have attracted a good deal of attention and established their authors as convincing representatives of the younger generation in Slovenia. Here they once more present a large-scale, multi-storey apartment house characterised by its formal…

Employee portrait - Dominik Baumgartner, Polymechanic

Employee portrait - Dominik Baumgartner, Polymechanic

Dominik Baumgartner, Polymechanic at Swisspearl headquarter   Marcy Goldberg Dominik Baumgartner grew up tinkering with both his computer and his motorcycle. Now, at the age of 21, he has finished dual training as a polymechanic, completing both a classic apprenticeship and a vocational baccalaureate. As an all-rounder in precision mechanics, he has honed those childhood…