Spectacular renovation. Buchli house by Fritz Haller

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Archtiect.- Fritz Haller.
Renovation architects.- vuoto volume Architekten gmbh.
Historical preservation.- Office for the preservation of historical monuments of the canton of Bern (Hans Peter Ruch, Heinz Schuler, Daniel Gygax). Steelwork.- USM U. Schärer Söhne AG, Münsingen, Stoller Metallbau AG, Belp. Technical planners.- IEM AG Ingenieure HLKS, Bern. Elektroplan Buchs & Grossen AG, Frutigen. Emch+Berger AG, structural engineers, Bern. Zimmermann+Leuthe, building physicists SIA, Aetigkofen. BUC Bau- und Umweltchemie AG, Bern.
Construction.- 1969. Remodeling.- 2015-2019.
Münsingen, Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany.

Fritz Haller

Fritz Haller (10/23/1924, Solothurn - 10/15/2012, Bern) was one of the most influential Swiss architects of the second half of the 20th century in the field of industrial construction. 

Together with architects Alfons Barth, Franz Füeg, Max Schlup, and Hans Zaugg, born in the same region, Haller made himself known as a representative of the so-called Solothurn School. His fame soon crossed the borders of Switzerland, but it is his research that allows him to make a name for himself.

Fritz Haller's work spans an impressive spectrum of buildings and projects: from homes to administrative spaces, through industrial warehouses and machine factories. Right from the beginning of his career, he arouses interest in the international architectural scene with the design of schools. These include the Wasgenring Primary School (1951–1954), the Baden Cantonal School (1962–1964), and the Brugg-Windisch Higher Technical Institute (1964–1966). 

With the development of technical miniaturization processes in the world, Haller faces new and complex challenges. He began experimenting with geometric models in the early 1960s, later creating the MINI, MIDI, and MAXI modular framework and installation systems, as well as the USM furniture system, which would soon become famous around the world. His creative evolution led him to design entire cities and develop urban planning software in the mid-1990s.



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