Architonic Newsletter 07.2012


Dear Readers,


The summer is a time to take a break from work and while you, we hope, are enjoying your well-deserved holiday we for our part are already preparing for the upcoming trade fair season. To make sure you don't miss any important event we have compiled for you a diary of the major occasions taking place in the second half of this year. Then, in our article 'Ventura – Avant-Garde Swiss Watch Design' we report on the successful cooperation between Hannes Wettstein and the inventor of the automatic digital watch, a cooperation which is continued today by Studio Hannes Wettstein. Our article on 'Prefabricated Architecture' deals with a type of house construction that had its origins in the post-war era and is now experiencing entirely new possibilities thanks to the digital age.

Here's a brief overview of the contents of our July newsletter:

  • Agenda
  • Ventura - Avant-Garde Swiss Watch Design
  • Prefabricated Architecture
  • Inspiring search results on Architonic
  • The latest projects from our 'Architecture & Design' library

Be inspired!

Your Architonic team


Zurich | Milan | Barcelona | Berlin | Cologne | Copenhagen | Stockholm | London


Agenda 2012


To ensure you don't miss the start to the new trade fair season, we have put together an agenda with the major events of the second half of this year for you. And while we're on the subject, here's a reminder to register in good time for the Global Design Forum on 18 September, which will be taking place within the framework of the London Design Festival 2012.



London Design Festival
Whiter Than White
Exhibition by  Materials Council & Architonic, 2012
Global Design Forum
18 September 2012
Design Junction
19 - 23 September 2012
Super Brands London
20-23 September 2012


Further Events


Maison & Objet, Paris
7 - 12 September 2012
INDEX, Dubai
24 - 27 September 2012
Green Home Design, Milano
17-20 October 2012
garden unique
2 - 4 September, Cologne
Designers' Saturday, Langenthal CH
3 & 4 November 2012
Designers' Open, Leipzig
25 - 28 October 2012
architect@work, Shanghai
6 & 7 September 2012
Materialica, Munich
23 - 25 October 2012
Orgatec, Cologne
23 - 27 October 2012

Ventura - the avant-garde brand of Swiss watches




Ventura, the avant-garde brand of Swiss watches, is back. The first "manufacture électronique" for high quality digital watches has recently presented, in the shape of the SPARC MGS, a timepiece which once more sets a new benchmark in chronometer design. The watch represents a revival of the legendary designs created by Hannes Wettstein, the designer who gave Ventura watches their individual identity. This tradition is now being carried on by a new generation of ''Studio Hannes Wettstein'' designers.



Prefabricated Architecture

A pile of prefabricated concrete beams form the structure of Antón García- Abril’s Hemeroscopium house Antón García- Abril 2008 Photo: courtesy Ensamble Studio


When architects such as Jean Prouvé and Charles Eames began experimenting with buildings made using off-the-shelf components following the second World War, little did they know that technology would one day allow buildings to be created from kits cut by a computer anywhere in the world. Architonic looks at some of the more radical examples of contemporary prefabricated architecture, and the materials and technologies making these possible.


Architonic Products & Materials: Inspiring Search Results N° 7


Designer | Hannes Wettstein


Facade systems / Cladding systems | Facade design


The Most Recent Projects in Our 'Architecture & Design' Library

Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design


Edelobstbrennerei Stählemühle / Stählemühle, Eigeltingen am Bodensee, Germany. Photographer: Ingmar Kurth


Dinesen Reference Projects


Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany. Photo: Dinesen


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