Window factory extension

ISBN978-3-7212-0666-1
PUBLISHERniggli Verlag
Specifications48 pages, 16.8 x 22.7 cm, colour Illustrations, plans

Due to its peripheral location on the edge of the village of Hagendorn, an extension to the existing factory, which was required for operative reasons, was only possible into the sensitive landscape of the Reuss-Lorze plane, which meant an especially careful intervention. The locally typical landscape elements such as hedges, forest lines and fields serve as the inspirational phenomena for the design, on the basis of which the architecture is interpreted. A frame construction covered with local wild plants lines the estate as an exterior façade, while the occupied field area is replaced by a projecting roof in the form of a meadow as an artefact. The hybrid architecture and landscape thereby appears as a «geometrified» natural element in the field landscape.

The book introduces the project comprehensivly with images and plans and texts by Hubertus Adam and Philip Ursprung. Aspects of the history are presented as well as the concepts of the specific architecture and the landscape design.

Window factory extension

Graber & Steiger

Architekten ETH BSA SIA
Alpenstrasse 1
CH-6004 Luzern
mail@grabersteiger.ch
+41 41 248 50 10

Graber & Steiger is an architectural practice based in Lucerne, Switzerland and was founded 1995 by Niklaus Graber and Christoph Steiger. Their work to date includes public and institutional buildings as well as private houses. Graber & Steiger are interested in an architecture that gives a specific and individual response to each task assigned and that at the same time regards personal and subjectiv statements. A strong focus of the team is the search for powerful architectonical structures which approach the task in a targeted way and encourage an autonomous spatial expression. By winning various competitions, Graber & Steiger could accomplish among others the School Complex in Buttikon, the Window Factory in Hagendorn, the Panorama Gallery Pilatus and the extension to the Thun Panorama for which they received several national and international awards.

Niklaus Graber

Architekt ETH SIA BSA

*1968. Certified Architect ETH BSA SIA. 1988–95 Studies in Architecture at the ETH Zurich and at the GSAPP Columbia University New York. 1990/91/93 internships at office Herzog & de Meuron, Basel and office Hans Kollhoff, Berlin. 1995 architect at office Herzog & de Meuron. 1995 founding of Graber & Steiger Architekten in Lucerne. 2008–2011 teaching assignment at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 2013–2015 lecturer in the Master of Arts in Architecture course at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 2016 visting faculty at Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlement in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2016/17 Curator of the exhibition “Bengal Stream – The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangaldesh” at S AM Swiss Architecture Museum Basel.

Christoph Steiger

Architekt ETH SIA BSA

*1968. Certified Architect ETH BSA SIA. 1988–95 Studies in Architecture at the ETH Zurich. 1990/91 internships at office Hans Kollhoff, Berlin and office Herzog & de Meuron, Basel. 1995 architect at office Herzog & de Meuron. 1995 founding of Graber & Steiger Architekten in Lucerne. 2008–2011 teaching assignment at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 2013–2015 lecturer in the Master of Arts in Architecture course at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 2016 visting faculty at Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlement in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Team

Architects:
Rebekka Baumann
Leonie Burch
Enric Carol
Niklaus Graber
Fabienne Hug
Philip Käslin
Urs Schmid
Julia Spirig
Claudia Spörri
Christoph Steiger
Roland Stutz
Kim Templin
Werner Weibel
David Zorenč

Interns:
Fadi Almasri
Pero Georgiev
Fabian Huber
Sureya Miller

Former Employees:
Lars Aebersold
Abdulrahman Althan
Greta Andreoli
Fulvio de Bastian
Sophie Bertin
Philipp Betschart
Jolien Bloem
Jaroslava Brhelova
Christian Dehli
Beatrix Diem
Marcela Dolezalová
Rebekka Eiholzer
Anthony Frank
Pascal Galler
Pero Georgiev
Ana Gonçalves
Moritz Grimmer
Tobias Grüter
Annette Hammer
Daniel Hauri
Monika Hausammann
Yvonne Hoffmann
Patric Huber
Jovan Ivanovski
Catharina Kiesel
Patrizia Kulmitzer
Ivo Läuppi
Flavio Lutz
Vinh Ly
James Mac Aree
Filipe Marques
Sascha Matt
Ursula Mehr
Patrick Mürner
Eliza Novak
Alicja Nowicz
Lea Nussbaumer
Karin Ohashi
René Pahl
Lucia Pennati
Nathalie Rast
Reto Robbi
Stefan Roos
Lucas Sager
Susana Santos
Astrid Sauerteig
Daniel Scheuner
Sophie Schindler
Maria Schmid
André Signer
Andrea Späti
Josef Stadelmann
Katrin Stadelmann
Christian Suter
Mathias Thaler
Michelle Thurnhofer
Gianmarco Tolone
Bastien Turpin
Michael Ursprung
Lukas Vogel
Barbara Vogt
Hanspeter Vogt
Martin Waldis
Karin von Wyl
Susanne Wolf
Julia Wollscheid
Doris Wyss
David Zimmermann
Alex Zollinger
Anna Zweifel

Awards & Grands

Selection

Award «Best architects» 18

Residential building Mühle

Award «Best architects» 16

Extension for the Thun Panorama

Award «Auszeichnung guter Bauten im Kanton Zug 2006–2015» 2015

AWZ housing

ISR Award for Architecture 2013
Special price of the jury

Pilatus Kulm panorama gallery

Award for Marketing and Architecture 2012
Overall winner

Pilatus Kulm panorama gallery

Award «Best architects» 12

Uri educative centre
Villa by Lake Zug

Ernst A. Plischke Preis, Vienna, Austria 2011
Nomination

Window factory extension

Award «Best architects» 10

Villa by Lake Lucerne

Velux Daylight Award 2010
Nomination

Window factory extension

Rosa Barba Award, Barcelona C, 2008
Nomination

Window factory extension

Award «Best architects» 08

Window factory extension

German Landscape Architecture Award 2007
First Price

Window factory extension

Award «Die Besten», Silver trophy, 2006

Window factory extension

Award «SIA Umsicht | Regards | Sguardi» 2006

Window factory extension

Award «Auszeichnung guter Bauten 1994–1999 im Kanton Luzern» 2000

Stucki single-family home

Exhibitions

Selection

«Schweizweit. Recent Swiss Architecture»
Swiss Architecture Museum S AM, Basel 2016/17

«Spacial Positions 10: The Sound of Architecture»
Festival Zeiträume Basel, Swiss Architecture Museum S AM, Basel 2015

«Panoramen – Bauten und Projekte von Graber & Steiger Architekten»
Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun Panorama, 2014

«Senza pericolo!»
Triennale di Milano, Mailand 2013

«Marketing + Architektur»
ETH Zurich, Institut GTA, Zurich 2013

«Bildbau»
Swiss Architecture Museum S AM, Basel 2013

«Pläne und Modelle von Graber & Steiger»
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts 2010

«ARCH/SCAPES»
Schweizer Beitrag zur 7. Bienal International de Arquitetura de Sao Paulo
Pavilhao Ciccillo Matarazzo Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo 2007,
Swiss Architecture Museum S AM, Basel 2008,
Today Art Museum, Bejing 2009,
Shenzhen + Hong Kong Architecture Biennale, Hongkong 2010

«Spezifisch | specifique | specivico»,
Architekturforum Zürich 2007

«Umsicht SIA»
Swissbau Basel, ETH Zurich, FH Burgdorf, Architekturforum FAR Lausanne, HSR Rapperswil, SUPSI Lugano, CAUE Angers F, DAZ Berlin, 2006–2008

«Die Besten 06»
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 2006

«Gutachter-verfahren Kunsthaus Graz»
Architekturforum Zürich 1998

Lectures

3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, Guimaraes, Portugal 2016
«On the authority of the load-bearing structure»

International Symposium Architecture now/next, Dhaka 2016
Panel discussion «Education now/next»

Bengal Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesch, 2016
«Reflections on Structure»

Technische Hochschule Köln
«Postitionen Schweizer Architektur» 2015

BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesch, 2014
«Trended Structures»

KIT Karlsruhe, 2014
«Swiss Architects»

Architektur Forum Thun, 2013
«Panoramen – eine Rundschau»

ETH Zurich, Institut GTA, 2013
«Panoramagalerie Pilatus Kulm»

Mongolbarer Shobha, Dhaka, 2012
«Structures»

ETH Zurich, 2009
«Denkmodell Struktur»

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, 2009
«Tektonik und Struktur»

Rosa Barba Award, Barcelona, 2008
«Window factory Hagendorn»

Istituto la città complessa, Pordenone, Italy, «Recent Works», 2008
«Recent Works»

Deutsches Architektur-zentrum Berlin, 2008
«Fensterfabrik Hagendorn»

FHNW Basel, 2006
«Ein Haus von...»

Architekturforum Zurich, 2003
«Junge Schweizer Architekten»

ETH Zurich, 1997
«Haus Stucki»

2018
2017
2016
2015
18.10.18
Lecture in Skopje / Macedonia
28.09.18
Prix Lignum 2018
18.09.18
Award by STA Chicago
28.11.17
Exhibition Bengal Stream
01.11.17
The Designing Engineer
16.09.17
Inauguration of Primary School
30.06.17
bestarchitects 18 award
14.06.17
Award for good building
17.01.17
Wakker Prize awarded
19.11.16
Exhibition at the S AM Basel
27.10.16
Award canton of Zug
10.09.16
«Atuprix 2015» Award
27.07.16
ICSA 2016
22.06.16
Start of construction
11.06.16
Architectural visit: Köniz
06.06.16
Start of construction
01.03.16
Graber & Steiger in Bangladesh
04.09.15
«Spatial Positions 10»
01.08.15
School building in Nottwil
28.05.15
Graber & Steiger monograph

18.10.18

Lecture in Skopje / Macedonia

On invitation of Prof. Jovan Ivanovski, Architect at SCArS and member of the Faculty of Architecture at the State University Ss Kiril and Metodius, we are invited to share our projects and thoughts with an audience in Macedonias capital.

Venue:

Cinema Frosina, Cultural Center MKC, Skopje

Date:

October 18th, 2018

Time:

8:30pm

Graber & Steiger

18.10.18 Lecture in Skopje / Macedonia 28.09.18 Prix Lignum 2018 18.09.18 Award by STA Chicago 28.11.17 Exhibition Bengal Stream 01.11.17 The Designing Engineer 16.09.17 Inauguration of Primary School 30.06.17 bestarchitects 18 award                      Design: C2F.CH                  
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