alice studio: evolver
feb 09, 2011
alice studio: evolver

‘evolver’ alice studio in zermatt, switzerland
all images courtesy alice studio



alice studio, a group of students from the ecole polytechnique fédérale de lausanne has built
a spiraling viewing platform in zermatt, switzerland. located on the edge of lake stelli,
the ‘evolver’ enables visitors to engage with and observe the panoramic landscape in
a new and responsive manner.



by  lake stelli



composed of 24 wooden frames that serve as the structural spine of the project,
the design encases a continuous 720 degree route. an uninterrupted slit travels along
the tubular path, providing a framed view of the site which changes according to
the visitor’s vantage point. open wooden slats render the structure completely exposed to
the elements, resulting in a viewing station that is holistically experiential and
well-connected to its landscape.



interior view


framed view


structural detail




walk through



construction stage

physical model




schematic diagram – 360 degree panoramic path, 720 degree path with elevation

shaping concept

axonometric model


front elevation







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