The housing project Boveresses wins the Best Architects 2023 award in the category residential building.
The SIA Vaud included Boveresses housing for its architectural visits this spring.
From the street the newly built Swiss ambassador’s residence doesn’t seem like an obvious place for a party. It looks like a bunker with a windowless concrete façade. But the more you move through the site, though, the more it opens up and surprises you.
Et dire que l’enfilade est parfois décrite comme ennuyeuse. Qu’il n’y aurait dans ce thème éculé rien de plus à évoquer qu’une succession de pièces, dont l’expérience spatiale ne serait ni bien novatrice, ni bien riche … Et pourtant, si le plan de nos lieux de vie est à l’image des relations sociales d’une époque, alors le dernier projet du bureau Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms (FHV) raconte, à sa manière, certaines mutations identitaires de notre temps.
FHV wins the fifth prize for B15 and the first prize for B18 in the housing competition for the Baugenossenschaft Süd-Ost in Zurich-Affolten.
Located on a tree-lined street in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighbourhood of Mexico City, this striking, monolithic concrete design is the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence in Mexico. The majestic – if somewhat enigmatic – volume has recently been renovated and redesigned by Lausanne-based architects Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms (FHV) and Mexico City studio Blancasmoran. The urban retreat’s minimalist architecture takes its cues from the topography and residential identity of the site and the wider area.
Ellie Stathaki, Wallpaper Magazine
Black granite, terrazzo, and concrete all contrast the lush vegetation at this compound on Mexico City's elite Paseo de la Reforma, which houses the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Mexico.The residence of the Swiss Ambassador in Mexico City was comprehensively renovated by Swiss studio Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms (FHV) in collaboration with local architects Blancasmoran. Originally built in 1952, the property no longer met the functional, security, and seismic requirements of the residence.
James Brillon, Dezeen
werk, bauen+wohnen 10-2021. Lausanne a city on the move. In a 1970s development in the north of the city, Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms have intelligently added 60 new apartments to an existing development. The building creates a new center in the neighborhood. Yves Dreier, Werk, bauen+wohnen
The Swiss residence in Mexico City wins the Best Architects award in the category residential single family house.
The "Ringo Starr" proposal takes the decision to group all the administrative and workshop activities in seven autonomous buildings on the ground and all the private spaces, the cells and their common services, distributed in the sky in a single ring floating over the whole. This distribution between a world "below" Intramuros and a world "above" extramuros is an invention, in section, skilful to distribute a complex program and, innovative among the usual typologies of prison.
Extract from the jury report
FHV presents their main projects focusing on the importance of the urban implantation and the fundamental role of the empty space generated by the built volume.
The building is intended to appear as an abstract sculpture and deliberately wants to remain without scale. The brick facade, which is typical for the Charité campus accentuates the abstract perception. The longitudinal implantation of the building liberates a pedestrian way and creates a new entrance to the campus.
By presenting the deployment of a horizontal "road ribbon" in the form of a mixed steel-concrete deck with a metal box, the author of the of the "andersen" project has chosen a simple and discreet architectural expression, with the objective of integrating it serenely into the landscape of the Sarine. The jury appreciates the modesty of the proposal which highlights the surrounding landscape qualities of the site without standing out.
Extract from the jury report
FHV wins competition for 180 housing units project in the Zurich region. The quality of the urban proposal combined with the audacious typologies have convinced the jury.
FHV presents the latest projects at the Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires Argentina.