House M2, Italy

House M2, Italy

Climate House Patrick Zamariàn A multi-layered envelope, high-performance glazing and a photovoltaic installation on the roof significantly reduce energy expenditure in this luxury residence. The two apartments occupy an entire floor each and have access to spacious outdoor areas as well as a shared underground car park. Embedded in a magnificent alpine setting, but Mediterranean…

Bus Station, Slovenia

Bus Station, Slovenia

Floating urban structure This building in Velenje is a spacious bus station at ground level and offices and a parking garage on the upper floors. The superstructure is notable for its extensive white Swisspearl panelling that serves to unify the different sections. The irregular pattern of perforations creates a distinctive day and night contrast.  …

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…