Since June 18, 2016, the hall of Europe's tallest outdoor elevator is showcasing itself just like 111 years ago. The cavern is separated and the refined technology of the elevator will be staged in a glass corpus. The Hammetschwandlift built in 1905 by the central Swiss hotelier and railway pioneer Josef Bucher-Durrer is unique as a historical tourism facility and thus has European significance.
With the dismantling of the scaffold, the full effect of the courtyard between existing and new building is noticeable.
Spring is here and the birthplace Terra Alta opens the doors on the 16.04.16 (13: 30-17:30). We warmly welcome you.
The dismantling work in the cavern is completed. In the spring of 2016 the Hammetschwandlift is to resume operation with a new entrance cavern.
The bar Katarakt in the Haus zum Scharfen Eck was opened.
The pre-project was presented to the local community on an orientation meeting
After completing the shell construction in Erlinsbach, the room references are appearing.
At a discussion led by Gerold Kunz with the guest speakers Rudolf Rast and Urs Steiger, we were able to enjoy the unique atmosphere on the water lily prior to the official opening of the platform.
The prototypes for the concrete facade are constructed.
The functioning of the movable flower petals has been tested.
The reconstruction of the listet Haus zum scharfen Eck is completet.
This is how the interior of the water lily looks like.
Photography: Gabriel Ammon of Fotoagentur Aura
After the demolition of the existing barn, the excavation and dredging work has started.
The pre-projekt is completed, the building application is being prepared.
The construction of the floating platform water lily is in full progress.
The jury chose the competition entry from dolmus Architects to be the winning project. The existing maternity centre in Oberkirch will be reconstructed and expanded with a wooden annexe building.
The locksmith's shop Andreas Rohrer produces one first leave of the water lily at a scale of 1:3.
On a three day trip in Oslo dolmus is visiting the new Barcode Projects at the harbor, the new Den Norske Opera & Ballett and the Holmenkollen ski jump as well.
The application for the building permit for the renovation of the entrance hall and the covered viewing platform has been submitted.
The application for the building permit for the expansion of the primary school in Evilard has been submitted. The construction is scheduled to begin in the spring break 2015.
For the expansion of the nursing home in Steinach dolmus provides a volume of grading height levels. The placement of the building is set back from the road. It creates a forecourt in the front and a parking lot directed to the existing building in the back.
The competition entry for the daycare facility and the meeting place awarded the third rank.
The jury recognises the three-part volumetry which reacts in a sensitive way to the historic wichtower.
The initiators (Verein 200 Jahre Gastfreundschaft Zentralschweiz) publicly inform about the start of construction. Various media publish the latest state of the project.
With the building owners and neighbors of St. Karlistrasse arose this summer impressions around the Dolmus studio and the house on the river Reuss.
Dolmus excited with a highrise building in the urban debate at the Hochdorf railway station.
The jury appreciates the competition entry "Roboski Museum" from dolmus in eastern Turkey with a recognition award.
Swiss architects published in the column "Building of the Week" the house on the river Reuss designed by dolmus.
In the name of the building owner, Dolmus is looking forward to inviting all participants, fellow friends and interested people to celebrate the completion of the SFH in Egolzwil at an open house day.
Dolmus takes part with the project Seerose at the Lucerne creative economy exhibits; Kornschütte in Lucerne. The exhibition will last until 15 June 2014.
In the ancient town of Selçuk in Izmir,western Turkey, Dolmus Architects design two houses. On the steep hillside, identical three-storey buildings will arise, where cool shady spots and no direct sunlight are welcome.
Dolmus presents in Istanbul, the study "Centre for Women and Craft in Van".
For decades, in the peripheral neighborhoods of Van, women produce traditional and modern "kilims“ in small studios. A social project, launched by photographer Enver Özkahraman, is to develop a new center to support this tradition. In addition to studios, color labs, artist’s studios, a daycare and training rooms, will arise a museum for the art of women. Dolmus is commissioned to promote the project with regard to content and architecture.
The floating platform „Seerose" on Lake Lucerne comes swimming. After the cantons, the Federal Council "200 Years of Hospitality Central Switzerland”, supports the project with a contribution. The same named association awarded the project to Dolmus through a design competition. On February 18, 2014, the public was informed at a press conference in the Seebistro LUZ designed by dolmus.
At invitation of Studio-X Istanbul Dolmus will give a presentation at the event series "Karaköy talks“on 28 February.
The house on the river Reuss has taken place in front of the historic buildings backdrop. The single-storey, massive body touches the slope only slightly, while at the ground floor the surroundings are flowing into the building.
The project "Bach Symphony" in Sempach awarded the second rank.
The six-meter long terrace cove takes shape. The window openings in the concrete walls foreshadow the imminent outlook.
At the entrance of the district Angen in Entlebuch an EFH arises. The planning application for the five-story building with open car port is submitted.
The expansion work on the garage and the air-raid shelter into office and exhibition spaces has begun. Only one floor below our studio, in the immediate vicinity of the river Reuss, bright work spaces arise.
We are pleased to have won the publicly announced project competition for the expansion of the primary school building Evilard with our competition entry "penny lane".
The Start of construction of the SFH on the slope of Goldbrunnen forest in Egolzwil started. A deep excavation already been dug for the three-storey, terraced building volume with a wonderful panoramic view.
At the opening of the Atelier dolmus architects the artist Jörg Niederberger shows his latest works on paper and the first results of his "Kilim Collection" that were hand woven for him in the eastern Anatolian Van.
In the presentation "Duktus & Construction - species-color applications" he reports – besides the Kilim project - on different processes of the picturesque practiced in art and architecture.
The house by the creek is awarded the "best architects 14".
The entrance hall and the forecourt of the valley station Hammetschwand Lift receive a new phenomenon. In the hall, the existing structure is dismantled and reduced to the rocks.
In the Mass recordings for our construction site in Brugg, Haken Tok, were gathered not only the masses, but also construction site impressions. This image was taken as a mobile snapshot.
With our new teammate Rhea Loser and Simon Schumacher we moved in the studio building at the St.Karlistrasse into our new offices and are now one floor closer on the Reuss.
The building permit for a single family home in Egolzwil was filed. Through the roof shape and space division arise inside exciting rooms.
The Seebistro LUZ in the station square Lucerne was added to the series "The Most Beautiful Cafés and Tea Rooms of Switzerland" by the Swiss Heritage Protection.
In Obererlinsbach we have received planning permission for 2 detached houses. Spatial relationships and views have shaped the outlines, impressions, this can be found under Projects.
Rain receives a new complex in Sandblatten. Dolmus and BG architects have submitted the design plan.
Dolmus organizes a workshop with Baraka Architects and HSLU-Lucerne at the MSGS University in Istanbul. Student works will be exhibited at the same University and presented at the Swiss General Consulate.
Dolmus holds a presentation about their works in Istanbul at the invitation of the Consul General of Switzerland Monika Schmutz Kirgöz.
Construction starts on the project in Sursee. A narrow house of 4.6m in length, with a small gap to the existing house, will be built. The old building will be renovated and expanded with a freestanding concrete dugout.
Young architects from Lucerne are testing the Barcode designed by Dolmus at the Bruch quarters.
After the successful Christmas dinner with the office Construct and Roman Hutter Architects, the host will welcome their guests from 4 January.
Daniela Mathis and Aynur Turunc reinforce our team.
The `Dolmus shared taxi` led the students on a sightseeing tour of a special kind of Lucerne. The Dolmus projects were presented locally on the tour.
The Grade II listed house "for sharp corner" in Brugg will be converted into student studios. The building permit is approved. Construction starts in spring of 2013.
On the three-day excursion in and around Cologne we had a lot of fun and interesting discoveries. We visited the city of Cologne, the building of P. Zumthor and the Museum Island of Hombroich.
The decision of the "best architects 13" award has been made. We are proud to be awarded for the project Bistro Luz in Lucerne.
The house by the creek is completed soon. We are pleased to show the open spaces on July 27, 2012.
Dolmus designed a house for a young family and is submitting the planning application.
More impressions under Projects.
Jörg and his team successfully completed the concrete sloped ceilings. We are thrilled to see the exposed concrete ceilings and we look forward to the Aufrichtefest on April 27, 2012.
Dolmus designs the entrance hall of the Hammetschwandlift and a pavillon at 1114m above sea level.
Cédric von Däniken is a new partner. Dolmus trains apprentices.
We are pleased to have received second place in the Seesatz Sempach competition in collaboration with BG Architects. More about the competition under Projekte_Öffentlich.
For the Groundbreaking ceremony, our clients Heidi and Kay Horsch offer coffee and pretzel to friends, neighbors, artisans and designers.
We look forward to the completion in summer 2012.
Impressions of the house by the creek can be found under Projects.
Once more, Dolmus succeeded to bring the mindset of two generations together. In the course `Time Jumps 2` the young office `Construct` of Lucerne and construction economist Walter Graf have discussed the differences of two generations in terms of construction, color, art and competitive nature. Afterwards, the discussions were deepened at the barbecue by the Reuss-shore.
We are looking forward to the next „Time Jump" with baraka architects from Istanbul and Kai Strittmatter, correspondent of the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Istanbul on September 22, 2011.
For participation please register at
dolmus (at) dolmus.ch.
ZMIK - Spacial Design and Josef Ittig opened the event series `Time Jumps` with poetic, creative and clever contributions. We are looking forward to more exciting encounters.
Time Jumps 2 with office Construct and Walter Graf, Lucerne on June 28, 2011.Time Jumps 3 with Baraka Architects and Kai Strittmatter, Istanbul on September 22, 2011.
Registrations will be gladly taken at dolmus (at) dolmus.ch
We have invited young people from our area to present their work. Afterwards a discussion will take place with representatives of older generations. We have exciting personalities from the architecture, design, journalism, building biology and construction economics for the talks.
We are looking forward to the start of this series of events with ZMIK - Spacial Design and Joseph Ittig.
The Seebistro LUZ is analyzed, commented and documented in the book "archeology historic preservation history". The book presents new and exciting, historic preservation approaches in the canton of Lucerne.
More details under Office / Press ...
ISSN number. 1660 - 3486, Historical Society of Luzern