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

architect epfl

since 2017

Clarisse Mauboussin

architect

architect etsam

since 2016

Fabrice Osuna

architect

architect iaug - ets

since 2016

Michel Pernet

architect

architect hes

since 2017

Cynthia Pruvost

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

hes bachelor

Diana Fueyo

intern

master upc

Andrea Lombardo

intern

bachelor epfl

Héloïse Mathey-Doret

intern

master ulb

Camille Merveille

intern

master ethz

Anna Moroni

intern

hmonp

Jordan Nigond

intern

Former partners

Former associates

Former collaborators

press

Bibliography


2017

"Landschaft in der Stadt", architektur 04, June
"Gare versus centre? Bulle un processus de qualité pour un centre élargi", Les Cahiers de l'ASPAN no 1, June
"L'envol des pavillons", espAces contemporains juin, May
"Campus Santé, Chavannes-près-Renens", hochparterre.wettbewerbe 2, May
Francesco Della Casa, "Concours Carantec, Grand Saconnex", werk, bauen+wohnen 5, May
"Logements habillés de travertin ajouré", AMC no 258, March
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, December
A Voir Architecture Romande Petit Guide 2015 – 2016, SIA Vaud, November
Marianne Kürsteiner, "Un contrepoint au quartier des multinationales", Idea 5, October
"Musée en Voyage", Modulor #7, octobre
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
"L'expérimentation guidée par le positivisme", Bien Vivre… à Genève, 2016-2017 edition
"Palexpo Vision "20XX"", archello.com, 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, March
"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, August
"Two housing buildings - CEVA's future train station", archello.com, 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.com, May
Pauline Rappaz, "Musée-sculpture en balade", Tracés 09, May
"Wood in the sky", archello.com, May
"Wood in the sky", architizer.com, 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 no 1, 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, 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.com, November
"ICRC Logistic Complex", archello.com, November
A Voir, architecture romande petit guide 2012 – 2014, SIA Vaud, November
"The Bamboo Residence", archello.com, 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.com, September
"Logements - Crans-Près-Céligny – Suisse", d'architectures.com, September
"Striped Living", architizer.com, September
"Humanitarium", archello.com, September
"Striped Living", archdaily.com, September
"Striped Living", archello.com, August
"Humanitarium", architizer.com, 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.com, June
"Humanitarium", archdaily.com, 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.com, 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.com, 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.com, 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.com, 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
"Le nouveau quartier urbain Coupe Gordon-Bennet", Edifice, April
Elena Domnenko, “ICRC”, The Green Building Magazine n° 1, Russie, April
Magali Prugnard, “group8 Une identité affirmée”, Espaces Contemporains, April - May
“I.A.F. Genève”, architectes.ch n° 1, March
Martín Di Peco, “El Bajó su toldo motorizado”, Summa+, March
Serge Guertchakoff, “Prix de l’immobilier vaudois, résidence du Grand-Pré”, Bilan immoluxe, spring
Melanie Finschi, “La Volière”, Modulor, February
Marianne Kürsteiner, “Neutralité, bâtiment logistique du CICR”, Idea, February
Kathy Xu, "The Avenue de France Administrative Building", 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, septembre – October
Annie Admane, "Un îlot de mixité", Bâtir, October
“Coral House”, Wallpaper*City Guide, September
"Group8, architectes", Bilan, August
"Zeichen und funktion", db, August
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
Philippe Cadoux, "Une griffe architecturale", Bâtir, 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
Nadja Sayej, "Two families, two houses, one green house", nytimes.com, October
Gerald Brandstätter, “Facettiertes Logistikzentrum mit character”, Modulor #7, September
Sandra Moro, "L'aide humanitaire du CICR partira de Satigny", Tribune de Genève, September
Gianpiero Sanguigni, “Housing estate, Geneva”, A10 #40, July – August
"group8 architect's office in Geneva", Détail, August
"Group8", Bilan, June
Alexander Koch, Verlangsanstalt Alexander Koch GmbH, AIT, May
Christopher Henry, Cargo / Coral House, archdaily.com, May
Frida Jeppsson, “Personligt och lekfullt”, RUM, May
Lorette Coen, “group8, une architecture d’abord facile”, Espaces contemporains, May
"Espacio Industrial", Zona de Proyecho no 17, April
William Türler, "Jumelles, mais pas trop", Trajectoires no 94, spring
Raquel Azpiroz, "The new office", Architectural Digest, February
"Estudio de Group8 en Ginebra", arquitecturaviva.com, January

 

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
"group8, made in Geneva", sur la terre, September
"group8 s'offre de nouveaux locaux", Espaces Contemporains, September
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
Robyn Beaver, "Crans-près-Céligny Houses”, 21st Century Houses 150 of the world’s best, The Images Publishing Group
"group8 fête ses 10 ans", lextension.com, June
“group8, aviario, Ginebra”, Arquitectura Viva n° 140, Monografias, June
Hoe Pei Shan, “Big and beautiful Punggol”, The Straits Times, June
“group8: environment house”, designboom.com, June
“Birdcage for exotic birds in a public garden”, architonic.com, 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

 

2009

“First public housing project along Punggol Waterway get eco-Friendly features”, Channel News Asia, November
Uma Shankari, “group8 asia-Aedas design for Punggol homes”, The Business Times, November
Jessica Cheam, “Resort-style design for Waterfront flats”, The Straits Times, November
Dao Xuan Khanh Tran, Dep Magazine, August - September
“Kräfte Balancieren”, Tec 21, SIA, August
Jonathan Bell & Ellie Stathaki, “Architects directory”, Wallpaper, August
"As found, the context", High-escapes, June
Els Zijlstra, “Material Index ’09”, Jeroen van Oostveen Architectenweb bv/Materia, June
Mireille Descombes, “Génération sans frontières”, L’Hebdo n° 21, May
Werner Huber, “Die Unbekannten ... Senkrechstarter am Lac Leman”, Hochparterre n° 5, May
Katharina Tielsch, “Zum Schutze der Vögel”, architektur Fachmagazin n° 4, May
Anders Modig, “Flygfärdig form”, RUM, March
Margarita Sanoudo, "Das Vagelhaus als Baumlandschaft", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March
"Uniques et triplées", Idea, March
"Rote Monolithen", Modulor #2, February
Giampiero Sanguigni, “One approach fits all”, A10 n° 25, January - February
Vu Hoang Ha, Kientruc & Doisong, January

 

2008

Thierry Vial, “Vietnam, nouvel eldorado des entreprises suisses”, Bilan n° 255, August
Téléjournal, 19:30, “Le Vietnam ouvre ses portes aux entrepreneurs suisses”, TSR, August
Vincent Poinas, “Audace en altitude”, Citizen K International, Summer
Alberto Clementi, “Contesto, as found”, Biennale du paysage, les Alpes et la montagne, June
Maxime Pégatoquet, “L’arc en ciel de Chêne-Bougeries”, Fémina déco n° 2, summer

 

2003 – 2007

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, Mey - 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
Ruedi Weidmann, “Group8 - Vers une architecture pop”, Tec 21 n° 43, October 2004
Werner Huber, “Ständig auf der Suche nach dem Dialog”, SonntagsZeitung, June 2004
Bruno Marchand, “Un peu plus qu’un immeuble”, Faces n° 54, summer 2004
TVnews, 19.30 - dossier sur l’architecture en Suisse, TSR, October 2003

 

Livres

Christiane Nill & Lionel Henriod,"Battery Park", Let's Play, 2016
Hors-série group8, ARCHISTORM, 2016
"Cargo", Rough Style, Braun Publishing, 2015
Alexander Hosch, Architekturführer Schweiz, Die besten Bauwerke des 21. Jahrhunderts, SIA, Callwey, 2015
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, 2015
Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand, “Materials for designs 2: International Committee of the Red Cross Logistics Complex”, Princeton Architectural Press, 2014
Christophe Catsaros, “Hors-série 1, group8”, Tracés, Seatu-SA, 2013
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, "Trabsfomación de una villa de 1900", Remodelled homes, Loft Publications and Reditar Libros, S.L., Barcelona, 2009

 

Expositions

S AM SCHWEIZERISCHES ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM, SCHWEIZWEIT, November 2016
Christiane Nill & Lionel Henriod,"Battery Park", Let's Play, September 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 2018

Architecture students wanting to improve their skills and knowledge within our team

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

Please send your portfolio to : hr@group8.ch