Since 1995 the Zürich based studio of Fuhrimann Hächler deals with different building tasks. However they became famous for their residential projects for private clients related to the art scene. Fuhrimann Hächler regards the intensive study of contemporary art and the transfer between different visual cultures as an excellent way to explore perception and claim fields. Their homes exemplify how the architects achieve a balance between seemingly irreconcilable opposites: on the one hand they are looking for the "un-Swiss" the imperfection and impurity. On the other hand their architecture is very controlled and thoughtful conceptual. Excellent examples of this are House Presenhuber in Vnà (2007), house Müller Gritsch in Lenzburg (2007) and their own home in Zürich (2003)
Andreas Führiman and Gabriele Hächler are currently teaching at the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin.
conférence en anglais
Since last year Studio EAST (EPFL/ENAC) has been organising a series of open lectures with the aim to present individual practical approaches of architects from different European countries. Each semester 5 offices are invited to present 3 of their projects. Those 3 projects are thought of as milestones that should represent the parcours of the office. The aim is not only to present architectural interventions but also to focus on the internal and external conditions of their development: the backstage of the architectural fabrication. Furthermore the insight into the different working methods and the story behind the formation of the office provides a good opportunity to learn about the different ways to start and lead an architectural office.
Previously 5X3 organised lectures by Salto Architects - Tallinn, AWG - Vienna, Boltshauser - Zürich, Klaus en Kaan - Amsterdam and Staab Architekten - Berlin. For the upcoming semester Studio EAST is pleased to announce 5 new lectures by Barbas Lopes Arquitectos - Lisbon, Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architekten - Berlin, GENS association libérale d'architecture - France, Fuhrimann Hächler Architekten - Zürich and AMUNT Architekten - Aachen/Stuttgart. Starting this semester a new collaboration with the Forum d’Architectures de Lausanne will provide the opportunity to open the lectures to a wider public and to create a new link between students, architects and the general public. The lectures will be held in English (with the exception of the lecture by GENTS) followed by an open discussion.
La série de conférences publiques 5x3, organisée par le Studio EAST (EPFL-Section d’Architecture), vise présenter l’approche pratique singulière d’architectes. Chaque semestre, 5 bureaux présentent 3 projets: la toute première réalisation et deux autres projets comme les jalons d’un parcours.
Au cours de leur conférence les architectes présentent leurs interventions architecturales, tout comme les coulisses de leur fabrication. Ces conférences sont aussi une occasion de découvrir comment, dans différents contextes et selon des géométries variables, les architectes invités ont constitué leur bureau et comment ils l’ont fait évoluer.
organisation : Studio EAST (EPFL-Section d’Architecture)