December 2016/ BUREAU A is the association of Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide. It is now managed separatly by the two partners. To contact them use :
October 2016/ The Studio for Immediate Spaces will be in Calais to fight against the violant destruction on the city. Follow the action on junglebelfrycalais!
1 House - 12 Cities
October 2016/ BUREAU A creates a unique techno club for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Check the schedule of the DJ sessions on the website and join us to dance in the ruins of the city!
Septembre 2016/ Shelter is an inflatable PVC structure designed for the Bund Schweizer Architekten. The bar was photographed by Dylan Perrenoud. See the pics here.
SwissNex San Francisco
August 2016/ BUREAU A will design the new space of SwissNex, on Pier 17 in San Francisco. Opening on the 23nd of September!
Premio Novo Banco
Montreux Jazz Festival
July 2016/ For its 50th edition, the MJF invites BUREAU A to redesign the Parc Vernex. Join us for a beer in the circular stainless steel diner.
June 2016/ The students of Studio for Immediate Spaces open their graduation show in Aldo Van Eyck's Burgerweeshuis building. Don't miss it !
June 2016/ BUREAU A will be in residence in Amboy, California for a month. Matza Amboy - Dryland Lab 2016 - also welcomes Maxime Bondu, Sverin Guelpa, Katharina Hohmann, Thierry Maeder and Delphine Renault.
1 to 1
A great mind
February 2016/ +++ Diogo Seixas Lopes, co-founder of Barbas Lopes Arquitectos and curator of the Lisbon Triennale passed away. Portugal losts one of its great architect and thinker. +++
January 2016/ The House of Architecture in Geneva invites BUREAU A to talk about its work and its ambiguousness... Thursday the 28th of January at 6.30pm.
Welcome Lesbos Falafel
December 2015 / BUREAU A will be in Lesbos island cooking home made falafel for migrants. Join us there or follow the project here. The more the merrier!
All About Space
December 2015 / Join us for the book launch of All About Space. Vol. 1: The Invention of Space. Conversation with the editors Dieter Dietz, Matthias Michel and Daniel Zamarbide Thursday, 3 December 2015, 12.00, ETH Zurich, building HIL. Get your own copy of the book here!
November 2015 / BUREAU A is awarded 2nd prize for new Lausanne Univerity Library ! More soon...
November 2015 / La Face Cachée du Léman - lecture by BUREAU A, Tuesday 24th, Auditoire E. Gremaud, HEIA-FR
October 2015 / Solidarity with the Palestinian popular resistance!
October 2015 / Portuguese artist Guiomar Oliveira will expose her drawings at + Groma office in Olso. Her work responds to the architectural drawings of BUREAU A's CEVA project. Meet us there Friday November the 27th at 6pm. More info here.
October 2015 / #$#$#$# BUREAU A -vs- BUREAU N $$$ House Warming Party $$$ October 28th $$$ 6pm $$$ rua dos Anjos 3 $$$ Intendente #$#$#$#
October 2015 / BUREAU A at TH Köln to talk about secret gardens and architecture... Tuesday the 13th at 7pm.
October 2015 / The Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW (M:AI) invites 5 Swiss architecture offices. BUREAU A builds a psychedelic suspended garden. Come and taste it... Opening on the 18th. Info.
Septembre 2015 / For its 30st birthday, the Swiss Cultural Center in Paris goes full gray! BUREAU A transforms the exhibition space to welcome the exhibition PerfomanceProcess. Check the new website designed by Ludovic Balland here.
Septembre 2015 / BUREAU A's proposal for swiss Expo2027 is awarded 2nd prize! More info about the concept and the team behind it here.
July 2015 / Like an island surrounded by boosting Zürich West, Pfingstweid is what remains of an ancient common outside the city. BUREAU A proposes Fountain2017, a public pissoir for the square. Workshop starting July 22nd. More?
June 2015 / BUREAU A designs new venue for B.I.G, Geneva's independent art spaces biennale. The structure built with 50 shipping containers will open for a crazy weekend June 26-28...
June 2015 / The bureau appoints Vanessa Pointet as office director. She will be running Geneva’s office, rue de Grenus 12.
Mai 2015 / Inside Lausanne : For the final presentation of ALICE Y1, Dieter Dietz & Daniel Zamarbide invite Areti Markopoulou, Carme Pinos, Jo Tailleu, Urs Egg and Michael Grongerg. Mai 26-28 @ Rolex Learning Center.
February 2015 / Results of competition for large scale water treatment plant in Lausanne are out. BUREAU A's ecological wetlands project is awarded 5th prize.
June 2015 / BUREAU A opens new office in Portugal. Rua dos Anjos 3. Meet us in Lisboa!
January 2015 / Have a peek at the construction of Grand Central Club.... Thousands of pallets in stop motion here.
January 2015 / Antigel, Motel Campo & La Gravière join forces to open the largest club in Switzerland! Designed by BUREAU A, the temporary venue will open the 29th. Check the line up here and dance with us!
Beyond the Monument
January 2015 / Join us for the opening of the exhibition "Beyond the Monument – Au-delà du monument" at Le Commun, Geneva. An exhibition curated by Denis Pernet and designed by BUREAU A. Opening January the 15th at 6pm. More info?
December 2014 / BUREAU A will participate to the final reviews of Edouard Cabay's studio at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris. More info on the studio here.
November 2014 / Don18- Gespräche zur Kunst und Architektur is series of lectures organised by the chair of Philip Ursprung at the ETH Zurich. BUREAU A will be talking about its latest work on the 27th...
November 2014 / BUREAU A wins first round of Expo2027 competition. The concept for the next National Exhibition will be develloped with writer Daniel de Roulet, artist Stefan Burger and EPFL school lab ALICE.
November 2014 / 1'700 participents for the Guggenhein Helsinki competition. BUREAU A is one of them... More here.
November 2014 / Artist Alain Huck is selected with BUREAU A for public art competition. The proposal for Cery psychiatric facility is a folly in the parc... More info soon.
October 2014 / Dance company "L'Ame de Fond" will perform Saturday the 11th at Le Serre, 26310 Barnave, France. Scenography by Pierre Cauderay and Leopold Banchini (BUREAU A).
Floppy Poppy Widy
October 2014 / FloppyPoppyWidy MATTER is out! Clinamen Publisher newest publication includes a text by BUREAU A. More info here.
October 2014 / BUREAU A will be talking about its latest projects Friday the 10th of October at MAP14 with Phililpp Scherer and Jan de Vylder (Hyper Casino, Lausanne) and Tuesday the 14th of October at SUB Lab (EPFL, Renens).
October 2014 / Maidan Survay will be travelling with Olga Kopenkina and Greg Sholette project "Imaginary Archive". It will also be shown in Sholette’s exhibition "Our Barricades" opening October 10th at Station Independent, New York.
September 2014 / L’Asticot opens its first flagship store in Geneva. Official opening of the boutique designed by BUREAU A the 2nd of October. Bring your kids along!
September 2014 / "Peut-on être révolutionnaire et aimer les fleurs?" is a play on the utopian community of Monte Verita. The open-air set designed by BUREAU A will travel around Switzerland and Italy. Catch it!
A boa book
August 2014 / "Maidan Survay" reference the transitory architecture built during the siege of Maidan Square in Kiev. Order the zeen online now on Boabooks website.
August 2014 / Renovation of 1970's suburban "Villa 110" is over. Have a look at the result here.
August 2014 / The alembic derrick built by BUREAU A for the PALP festival will open on the 21st. Bring your glass to taste the freshly distilled spirit dripping from the sky...
July 2014 / Victoria and Albert Museum's next exhibition, Desobedient Object, will feature a small intervention by BUREAU A. Join us in London for the opening! Info here.
June 2014 / Opening of BUREAU A's spirulina production on the 13th. Inspired by Villa Aldobrandini baroque forms, the fountain produces high protein spirulina algae. Join us for a taste...
Mai 2014 / This year's spring retreat starts this weekend! BUREAU A will be working in Verbier for six weeks to create a high altitude mountain refuge. Join us up there. More info?
Mai 2014 / BUREAU A is talking about architectural positions in Vydubychi abandonned factory, Kiev. Saturday the 17th.
Mai 2014 / Scenography applied to instant composition dance? ABC theatre - La Chaux-de-Fonds - 4th of Mai 7pm. more info
April 2014 / Yes, he looks good on italian TV! Ciao ragazzi.
April 2014 / Meet us at the Salon del Mobilie di Milano! "Conversation Pieces" is realized by the students of the HEAD under the direction of Daniel Zamarbide (BUREAU A) and Nitzan Cohen, and curated by Alexandra Midal. More?
From Modernity to Tradition
Maidan Survey, Winter 2014
March 2014 / BURØ (Kiev) and BUREAU A survey the amazing constructions of Ukrainian protesters on Maidan square. Publication will be presented at S AM on the 21th of March. See the drawings and text here.
February 2014 / BUREAU A is one of the 10 nominees of the Better Awards. Vote for us (or one of the 9 other cool projects)!
Private Conversation in Public Space #1
February 2014 / Opening of the exhibition of the competition results for Gletterens new school on the 13th of March in the village. BUREAU A was awarded 6th prize.
Junge Schweizer Architektur
La liberté n'a pas de prix
February 2014 / BUREAU A's small project on the first page of Tracés magazine. Read the nice article by C. Van der Poel here. Or just buy it!
Eu quero nadar no Capibaribe
January 2014 / Building a temporary beach on the Capibaribe River to raise awareness about water sanitation in Recife’s favelas; this is the new challenge of this association. Join us for the DIY workshop in Recife 20-01 to 02.02!
20 small objects
Intensive Program Showcase
November 2013 / Studio Zamarbide directs two weeks workshop at the School of Arts and Media of the University of Salford, Manchester. Workshop is a partnership between Staford, HEAD and La Martinière Diderot schools.
A Book of Copies
Fabrique de jardin
August 2013 / Inspired by Vietnamese garden culture, "Vu'ò'n" is a circular auditorium designed by BUREAU A in Hanoi. Have a look.
Mobile Ta đi Ôtô
August 2013 / Join us to inaugurate Ta di Ôtô, a mobile house-bia-hoi-kitchen-anything for District9. Sunday the 25th at Tadioto bar, Hanoi, from 7pm till late. Pictures by Boris Zuliani.
August 2013 / BUREAU A continues its critical research on prison spaces. Pics of the model of Champs-dollon, Geneva's overcrowded jail, at the scale of laboratory mice are online.
Le chalet d'en bas
Tran Thanh Tong
July 2013 / BUREAU A has moved to Hanoi, Vietnam. Come and meet us at 9 Tran Thanh Tong street. Images?
June 2013 / BUREAU A wins the Swiss Art Awards in Basel !
L'architecture "en perruque"
April 2013 / BUREAU A is preselected for guest professorship in RWTH Aachen university. Lecture the 12.04 in the Bibliothek der Kunstgeschichte, 17:00.
BJ Office vs Ballet Junior
Chateau de Chillon
April 2013 / BUREAU A underground project for the new visitor center of the infamous castel is awarded 6th prize. Too expensive says jury.
March 2013 / "Spirulina", a romantic fountain to produce highly protein spirulina algae is awarded 1st prize for the "Ville et champs" project, site 8, in Geneva. To be seen in 2014...
February 2013 / "7000 Oaks" project by BUREAU A is awarded 1st prize for CEVA Champel competition. The oak forest will soon cover the entire urban plaza...
A Cronicle of Future
Sicli Mobile Units
La crèche en vitrine
December 2012 / Studio Zamarbide : opening and round table "La crise en discussion" with Luis Urculo, Ivan Lopez Munuera, Rosario Hurtado, Daniel Zamarbide and the students. December the 19th at 10 am, HEAD James-Fazy, room R010.
October 2012 / Going Public, new book by Gestalten, is out. Featuring Bab al Bahrain Pavillion and Nomad by BUREAU A. And much more...
Octoberr 2012 / "Bois-de-la-Bâtie" Aviary published in Naked Architecture by Valerio Paolo Mosco, SkiraEditore. Here.
A huts in Kiev
September 2012 / BUREAU A continues its lecture tour. The bureau's latest installations will be presented at Kiev's House of Architects on September the 13th. See the latest articles «Чтобы не строить тюрьмы, мы создаем пространство для общения» and "Быть архитектором – не значит выполнять любые запросы заказчика".
AND Mobile Republic
August 2012 / Abandon Normal Devises festival starts in Whitehaven. The Mobile Republic designed by BUREAU A will travel to Blackburn, Manchester and Preston. Check the work of artists Julian Oliver, London Fieldworks, Hellicar & Lewis, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Designers Republic in the traveling caravans.
Pergola de la Pointe
July 2012 / The Pergola of the Pointe de la jonction opens for afternoon drinks, concerts and DJ sets. Built entierly with material found on-site by BUREAU A it will offer you shadow for the summer months. See pictures here.
July 2012 / The Portal is published in dezeen. Errata: The Portal was not designed to “discourage nocturnal illegal activities”. The text from BUREAU A published in this website might explains the conceptual approach of the commission... More here.
The Commune, Summer semester 2012
June 2012 / Atelier Zamarbide final reviews at Geneva University of Art and Design. Students have just finalised a series of living units forming an autonomous community. Have a look at their projects...
Saloon du livre
Animals, Huts and Icecream
June 2012 / BUREAU A will be talking at RWTH in Aachen, the 4th of June about Animal, Huts, Icecream and many other things.
Sono, Soda, Saucisses, Sauna
Mai 2012 / L-Sud official anual party on the 25th. DJ set in the sauna recently designed by BUREAU A. With DJ Muck, Marie-Avril, Nieke Palenke, OpusWerk, etc.
Camille Zakharia likes Bab Al Bahrain
April 2012 / Lebanese-Bahraini photographer Camille Zakharia captures Bab Pavillion... see more.
Electrons and esotericism
March 2011 / The Esoteric Gun Spot is the new temporary stage of the Electron Festival in Geneva. Designed by BUREAU A, the functionalist party machine is free and open to all. See pictures by Dylan Perrenoud here.
Gelateria del Mare
March 2012 / Icecream store project start in Italy. Bureau A is chosen to renovate the space. Sunset and palmtrees on tiles...
And other small projects
March 2011 / BUREAU A will be talking tonight at ENSAL (Lyon) about its latest projects.
Learn for life
February 2012 / Gestalten released its new book, Learn for Life, New Architecture for New Learning, featuring two projects by BUREAU A architects.
Demonstrate in Bahrain
February 2012 / Bab Al Bahrain Pavillon, a temporary installation designed by Leopold Banchini and Noura Al Sayeh will transform Manama's central round-about into a pedestrian public space. From February 16th to March 1st. See latest images on Domus magazine and DesignBoom.
New spring for public spaces?
February 2012 / Talks and interviews on the curent state of public space in the arab world, recorded in the Bab Al Bahrain Pavillion, are online. Including Bernard Khoury, Joseph Grima (Domus), Bjarne Masternbroek (SeArch), Ahmad Al Ali (X-architects), and many more. See videos on here.
Bureau A is online
February 2012 / BUREAU A opens its new online platforme. The website will be updated regularly. BUREAU A is a collaboration between Daniel Zamarbide, former partner of Group8 architects and Leopold Banchini, former partner of 1to100 architects.
The Times likes the twin houses
January 2012 / Check the green house in The New York Times "great homes and destinations"...
January 2012 / Bahrain spring. Spatial control and road blocks in local villages documented by BUREAU A. The next morning traces of the fight for public space freedom. More to come. (see images)
Le bois de la Bâtie
January 2012 / Dezeen features the aviary house by Group8 and Guscetti and Tournier structural engineering.
Architectura, Socieda y Crisis
December 2012 / Arquitectura y Sociedad released the video of its automn meeting in Pamplona, featuring BUREAU A and may others...
Regis Golay likes the Coral House
December 2011 / Pictures of the recently finished project, by Regis Golay, on Dezeen.
December 2011 / Venice Biennale project, RECLAIM, is showcased at the Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanisme Biennale 2011. Visit the OCT Loft area to rest in the huts...
Douar des Arganiers
November 2011 / BUREAU A designe the new solar hammam for the 100% ecological guest house in Sidi Kaouki, Le Douar des Arganiers.
November 2011 / Bahraini fisherman hut is installad at M.O.T Tokyo. Curated by SANAA, the show will be on until January 2012. The Hut will then be moved to a destroyed fisherman village in the Sendai reagion as part of Toyo Ito "Home for All" reconstruction project.
Jacks and Beans
October 2011 / The infamous long lasting alternativ venue, l'Usine, opens its new bar on the roof. The suspended babylonian garden designed by BUREAU A and Guillaume Yersin overlooks the Rhone river. More on UZN.
Nomad along the Scene
June 2011 / Opening of the NOMAD project at the Musée du quai Branly. The installation will be visible until September the 1st. Opening ceremony 06-01-2011 at 19:00. All welcome.
Thomas Mailaender photographes nomad
Under the Volcano
Novembre 2010 / Au-dessous du volcan is an intervention by Group8 at the Centre culturelle suisse in Paris. Opening on the 2-10-10. Come share a drink.
Septembre 2010 / Group8 opens new office in Geneva. Check the pictures by FEDERAL studio online.
Reclaim wins Golden Lion in Venice
September 2010 / RECLAIM, Bahrain nationnal participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale is awarded the Golden Lion. The project is curated by Noura Al Sayeh and designed by Harry Gugger and Leopold Banchini (lapa). more.
Peep show, fishes and other objects of desire
Edouard Decam in Barcelona
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