about

 

group8

Founded in 2000 and based in Geneva, group8 is an office which is active in the fields of architecture and urbanism and which lays claim to a certain creative freedom and constructive lightheartedness in a milieu better known for its sobriety. Its work is based around the idea that every project arising from a new context justifies a new approach and must involve a radical choice with the potential for upsetting normal usage. Thus, a building develops a specificity and an identity which make it unique. Inspiration and drive come from a certain way of looking at society which is in a constant state of flux. Furthermore, projects are regarded as the formal expression of social behaviour. group8 defines approaches for each individual project which combine both large scale and detail, and it is this convergence of the particular and the macroscopic which constitutes its brand.

co-founder

architect ets sia fas aga

since 2000

Laurent Ammeter

partner

co-founder

architect epfl sia fas

doctor of science epfl, civil engineer ets

since 2000

Adrien Besson

partner

co-founder

architect iaug sia fas

since 2000

Tarramo Broennimann

partner

architect hes reg A

since 2007

Bruno Codeas

associate

architect epfl

since 2008

Karel Klomp

associate

architect epfl

since 2008

Anne Luyet

associate

architect ets iaug

since 2002

Grégoire Thomas

associate

administrative assistant

press and communication

human resources

since 2012

Silvia Gonçalves

administration

office manager

since 2006

Isabelle Ketterer

administration

architect esail

since 2011

Lucie Aracil

architect

architect epfl

since 2015

Malaïca Cimenti

architect

architect ade - hmonp

since 2016

Alexandra De La Chapelle

architect

building designer

since 2016

Miguel Fernandes

architect

architect hes

since 2008

Olivier Fleith

architect

architect epfl

since 2012

Clio Gachoud

architect

master etsam

Fabrice Osuna

architect

architect iaug - ets

since 2016

Michel Pernet

architect

architect hes epfl

since 2008

David Sauser

architect

architect epfl

since 2015

Arnaud Thuillard

architect

architect pwr

since 2010

Olga Wozniacka

architect

building designer student

Adrian Martinez

apprentice

bachelor epfl

Grégory dos Santos

intern

bachelor epfl

Héloïse Mathey-Doret

intern

interior designer

Sarrah Meille

intern

hmonp

Jordan Nigond

intern

Former partners

Former associates

Former collaborators

press

Bibliography


2017

Christian Bernet, "Le Grand-Saconnex rêve de tranquillité avec une nouvelle place de Carantec", Tribune de Genève, January

 

2016

Marianne Kürsteiner, "Une suite articulée en harmonie avec la nature", Idea 6/2016, December

S AM SCHWEIZERISCHES ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM, SCHWEIZWEIT, November

"Quartier Gordon-Bennett", A Voir Architecture Romande Petit Guide 2015 – 2016, SIA, November

Marianne Kürsteiner, "Un contrepoint au quartier des multinationales", Idea 5/2016, October

"Musée en Voyage", modulor no 7, October

Mireille Descombes, "group8 façonne l'abstraction", Le Matin Dimanche, October

"Lola", architonic.com, September

Christiane Nill & Lionel Henriod, "Battery Park", Let's Play, September

"Origami", architonic.com, September

"Le Voyageur", divisare.com, September

Martine Urli, "Un paysage habité", Edifice Magazine no 4, August

"William Rappard center", architizer.com, August

"Le Voyageur", architizer.com, August

"The birds", architizer.com, August

"Twin House", architizer.com, August

"Red Houses", architizer.com, August

"Palexpo Vision "20XX"", architizer.com, August

"Maison Corail", architizer.com, August

"Coupe Gordon-Bennett", architizer.com, August

"Orgami. Un disenõ arquitectónico que se pliega para dar forma a une garderia", revistaestiloproprio.com, August

"Palexpo Vision "20XX", archello.com, July

"L'expérimentation guidée par le positivisme", Bien Vivre…à Genève, 2016-2017 edition, July

"Lola", archello.com, July

"Lola", architizer.com, July

"Origami", architizer.com, June

"Origami", archdaily.com, June

"Lola", afasiaarchzine.com, June

"Origami", archello.com, June

"L'entrée discrète du CICR", Tribune de Genève, June

"Un prisme en verre crépusculaire", Tribune de Genève, may

Christophe Catsaros, "Crèche Origami", Tracés 10, may

"Lola-de-Lancy, la nouvelle Héloïse", Tribune de Genève, April

Hors-série group8, ARCHISTORM, April

""Bambou" et "Corail", les faux jumeaux", Tribune de Genève, Mach

"Le CICR dresse une tente à Meyrin", Tribune de Genève, March

"Wood in the sky", architonic.com, February

"La Volière qui épousa le bois", Tribune de Genève, January

 

2015

Marie-Claude Gevaux, "Un Musée qui reviendrait chaque année sur la Place du village et qu'on attendrait", Magazine Rhône no 6, November

"Cargo", Rough Style, Braun Publishing, September

"Un lien entre le ciel et la ville", Idea, 4/2015, August

"Two housing buildings - CEVA's future train station", archello, August

Alexander Hosch, Architekturführer Schweiz, Die besten Bauwerke des 21. Jahrhunderts, SIA, Callwey, August

"Architecture: discret joyaux genevois", Tribune de Genève, July

Jean-Marc Lamunière et Philippe Meier, L'architecture à Genève XXIe siècle, République et canton de Genève, Office du patrimoine et des sites DALE, infolio, May

"Wood in the sky", archdaily, May

Pauline Rappaz, "Musée-sculpture en balade", Tracés 09, May

"Wood in the sky", archello, May

"Wood in the sky", architizer, April

Elisabeth Chardon, "Le Voyageur, un musée champêtre et nomade", Le Temps, March

Frédéric Mialet, "La surélévation, une solution pour créer des logements", AMC no 239, February

"group8 et Lacaton & Vassal à Chêne-Bourg", Tracés, n° 3, February

"Chêne-Bourg: une tour et un nouveau quartier de 250 logements de la halte CEVA", Batimag, no1, February

"La gare de Chêne-Bourg va accueillir une tour", Tribune de Genève, January

 

2014

Marianne Kürsteiner, "Le décryptage du site", "Une intervention habile et discrète" et "Une architecture pleine d'empathie", Idea, 6/2014, December

"Collectif bois en kit", Séquences Bois, no 102, December

Nicola Regusci et Xavier Bustos, "Building Geneva: Projects versus Challenges", Cities Connection Project, November

"ICRC Logistic Complex", architizer, November

"ICRC Logistic Complex", archello, November

A Voir, architecture romande petit guide 2012 – 2014, SIA Vaud, November

"The Bamboo Residence", archello, October

"Extension du site de Miséricorde, Université de Fribourg", hochparterre.wettbewerbe, n° 4, October

Werner Huber, "Steinerner Lamellenvorhag", Hochparterre, October

Sibylle Kramer, "The box, Architectural Solutions with Containers", Braun Publishing, October

"group8 submerges ICRC's concrete humanitarium into swiss hillside", designboom, September

"Logements - Crans-Près-Céligny – Suisse", d'architectures, September

"Striped Living", architizer, September

"Humanitarium", archello, September

"Striped Living", archdaily, September

"Striped Living", archello, August

"Humanitarium", architizer, July

Halle logistique du CICR, Domus Israel, n° 031, July

Roger Yan, "Aviary, Modern Landascape Pavilion design", Thikarchit, June

"group8: humanitarium ¦ icrc's visitor center ", Afasia, June

"Humanitarium", archdaily, June

Aldfredo Zappa, "group8 - due case a Crans-près-Céligny", Casabella, no 837, May

"Le logement au centre de toutes les préoccupations", Propriété, no 3, May

"V-Zug-Areal, Zug", hochparterre.wettbewerbe, n° 2, May

Lorette Coen, “Présences furtives, group8”, Espaces contemporains, April

Robin Coupland, "Humanitarium", Talking beautiful stuff, blog, march

Patrick Clémençon, “écoquartier Les Vergers”, Habitation, March

"Coupe Gordon Bennett", architizer, February

Victoria Ballard Bell et Patrick Rand, "International Committee of the Red Cross Logistics Complex", Materials for Design 2, Princeton Architectural Press, February

“V-Zug”, Competitionline, February

Martine Urli, “VICR – Genève, Deux bâtiments qui jouent la carte de la discrétion sur le site du CICR”, Edifice Magazine, n°1, February

Virginie Duchesne, “La Croix-Rouge selon group8”, Archistorm, n°64, January-February

"Les coopératives dévoilent leurs projets", Tout l'immobilier, January

"Avec cargo, group8 signe ses nouveaux bureaux en Suisse", Yookô, January

 

2013

“Coupe Gordon-Bennett”, Architizer, December

Viviane Scaramiglia, “CICR / MICR, Genève - Intelligente discrétion”, Bâtir, December

Margotte Lamouroux, “group8, 16 logements, Halte-garderie, Crans-près-Céligny, Suisse”, AMC, n°228, November

“Logements - Crans-près-Céligny - Suisse”, d’architectures, November

Pauline Rappaz, “Un ensemble homogène dans une zone morcelée”, Tracés, September

Viviane Scaramiglia, “Extension de quartier: un claustra minéral”, Bâtir, July-August

Thierry P. Graindorge, “Vernier fête son nouveau quartier - Un lieu de vie de qualité prend son envol”, Tout l’immobilier, June

“group8: la Volière”, Grand Design, n°011, May

Elena Domnenko, “ICRC”, The Green Building Magazine, n°1, Russie, April

Magali Prugnard, “group8 Une identité affirmée”, Espaces Contemporains, April-May

Melanie Finschi, “La Volière”, Modulor, february

“I.A.F. Genève”, architectes.ch, n°1, March

Martín Di Peco, “El Bajó su toldo motorizado”, Summa+, Donn SA, March

Serge Guertchakoff, “Prix de l’immobilier vaudois, résidence du Grand-Pré”, Bilan immoluxe, spring

Marianne Knersteiner, “Neutralité, bâtiment logistique du CICR”, Idea, February

Kathy Xu, Architecture & Detail Magazine, n°1, China, February

Christophe Catsaros, “Hors-série 1, group8”, Tracés, Seatu-SA, January

“Architecture of Apartments in the world II, Bamboo Residency, Coral House”, ThinkArchit, China, January

 

2012

Marc Frochaux, “Den Himmel einfangen”, werk, bauen + wohnen, December

Manuel Pestalozzi, “Straff Bespannt”, architektur + technik, November

Kim Hoefnagels, “Responsive monolith”, A10, September-October

“Coral House”, Wallpaper*City Guide, Geneva, September

Géraldine Schönenberg, “15n, le rendez-vous de l’architecture à l’heure des enjeux urbanistiques”, Le Temps, May

Christophe Catsaros, “Le signe et la fonction”, Tracés, April

Nicole Opel, Rafael Kopper, “Logistikkomplex des IKRK in Genf”, ARCH+, March

Kati Türschmann, “Résidence Bambou, Sonnenschutz”, Baunetz Wissen, January

 

2011

Yves Dreier, “Hohe Symbolkraft”, werk, bauen + wohnen, BSA / FAS, November

Lorette Coen, “Genève bouge, Une grande ville bâtie sur un petit espace”, Hochparterre, November

Margaux Darrieus, “group8, Centre logistique Genève, Suisse”, AMC, n°209, October

Gerald Brandstätter, “Facettiertes Logistikzentrum mit character”, Modulor, n°7, Boll Verlag AG, September

Gianpiero Sanguigni, “Housing estate, Geneva”, A10 new european architecture, July-August

Alexander Koch, Verlangsanstalt Alexander Koch GmbH, AIT, May

Christopher Henry, Cargo / Coral House, archdaily, May

Frida Jeppsson, “Personligt och lekfullt”, RUM, Itsmedia Svenska AB, May

Lorette Coen, “group8, une architecture d’abord facile”, Espaces contemporains, May

 

2010

"Cargo office in Châtelaine", AIT, November

"group8 office", Wallpaper, November

"Im trocken Dock", Mensch&Büro, November

Fernanda Pinho, "Dos mares para o escritorio", Immobiliare Brasil, November

"group8 en containers", Tendance Déco, October

Mireille Descombes, “Exposition et congrès”, L’Hebdo, August

“Attraction of waterfront flats”, The Straits Times, July

“Es rappelt in der Kiste”, Baunetzwoche, #181, July

“Des architectes chez Weetamix”, 20 Minutes, July

“group8, aviario, Ginebra”, Arquitectura Viva, n° 140, Monografias, June

Hoe Pei Shan, “Big and beautiful Punggol”, The Straits Times, June

“group8: environment house”, designboom, June

“Birdcage for exotic birds in a public garden”, Architonic, May

Lorette Coen, “Villa S, Bellevue”, Espaces Contemporains, April

Léo Biétry, “Philippe Decrauzat et group8, le jeu avec la perception”, VISO Architecture, n°1, January

Verena Doerfler, “Voliere im Genfer Stadtpark Bois-de-la-Bâtie”, Archithese, January

HaNa Kim, “Birdcage for Exotic Birds”, C3, n° 305, January

 

2003 – 2009

“First public housing project along Punggol Waterway get eco-Friendly features”, Channel News Asia, November 2009

Uma Shankari, “group8 asia-Aedas design for Punggol homes”, The Business Times, November 2009

Jessica Cheam, “Resort-style design for Waterfront flats”, The Straits Times, November 2009

Dao Xuan Khanh Tran, Dep Magazine, August-September 2009

Vu Hoang Ha, Kientruc & Doisong, January 2009

“Kräfte Balancieren”, Tec 21, SIA, August 2009

Jonathan Bell & Ellie Stathaki, “Architects directory”, Wallpaper, August 2009

Els Zijlstra, “Material Index ’09”, Jeroen van Oostveen Architectenweb bv/Materia, June 2009

Mireille Descombes, “Génération sans frontières”, L’Hebdo, n°21, May 2009

Werner Huber, “Die Unbekannten ... Senkrechstarter am Lac Leman”, Hochparterre, n°5, May 2009

Katharina Tielsch, “Zum Schutze der Vögel”, architektur Fachmagazin, n°4, May 2009

Anders Modig, “Flygfärdig form”, RUM, March 2009

Giampiero Sanguigni, “One approach fits all”, A10, n°25, January-February 2009

Thierry Vial, “Vietnam, nouvel eldorado des entreprises suisses”, Bilan, n° 255, august 2008

Téléjournal, 19:30, “Le Vietnam ouvre ses portes aux entrepreneurs suisses”, TSR, August 2008

Vincent Poinas, “Audace en altitude”, Citizen K International, summer 2008

Alberto Clementi, “Contesto, as found”, Biennale du paysage, les Alpes et la montagne, June 2008

Maxime Pégatoquet, “L’arc en ciel de Chêne-Bougeries”, Fémina déco, n°2, summer 2008

Philipp Esch, “Schweizer Pavillon an der Expo 2010 Shanghai”, Hochparterre, n°3, 2007

Jeff Gianadda, “Vivre en vigne”, Tendance déco, n°3, 2007

Rahel Marti, “Tourismusresort Andermatt, wie geht es weiter?”, Hochparterre, n°5, 2007

Stève Honsberger, “Group8 architectes, la durabilité comme avant-garde”, Agefi, n°146, August 2006

Thierry Mandoul, “Un palais du travail en Suisse”, Archiscopie, n°59, May-June 2006

Win a House, “12 Häuser für heute und morgen”, Beilage zu Hochparterre, n°5, 2006

Jean-Claude Ferrier, “Chez group8, l’union fait la force”, Tribune de Genève, January 2006

“Tectonic logos”, Bidoun, spring/summer 2005

Peter Omachen, “Meister der Synergetik”, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 2005

Eric Grant, “group8: an architectural factory”, Hors ligne, n°106, winter 2004/2005

Werner Huber “Ständig auf der Suche nach dem Dialog”, SonntagsZeitung, June 2004

Bruno Marchand, “Un peu plus qu’un immeuble”, Faces, n°54, spring 2004

Ruedi Weidmann, “Group8 - Vers une architecture pop”, Tec 21, n°43, October 2004

TVnews, 19.30 - dossier sur l’architecture en Suisse, TSR, October 2003

 

Books

Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand, “Materials for designs 2: International Committee of the Red Cross Logistics Complex”, Princeton Architectural Press, 2014

Robyn Beaver, "Crans-près-Céligny Houses”, 21st Century Houses 150 of the world’s best, The Images Publishing Group, 2010

Ethel Baraona Poh, ILiliana Bollini, Remodelled homes, Loft Publications and Reditar Libros, S.L., Barcelona, 2009

 

Exhibitions

S AM SCHWEIZERISCHES ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM, SCHWEIZWEIT, Novembre 2016

architektur 0.15, October 2015

Nicola Regusci and Xavier Bustos, "Building Geneva: Projects versus Challenges", Cities Connection Project, November 2014

jobs

We are currently looking for

Interns for 2017 year

Architecture students wanting to improve their skills and knowledge with our teams

Requirements
At least six months of internship
Good level in French
Good Autocad skills

Please send your portfolio to : hr@group8.ch