«Develop an infallible technology, and then let your inspiration take over.» These are the words of a Japanese architect, quoted in 1955 by Walter Gropius at the inauguration of the University for Design in Ulm. This guiding principle, challenging and simultaneously wise, is just as appropriate now as it was 59 years ago. Their operations could, therefore be described as subtle inventiveness coupled with a pronounced sense of detail.
Qualified architects and interior designers are the core of «Ramseier & Associates Ltd.». They are complemented, temporarily, by talented architects and designers of the most varied of schools and nationalities who have found an opportunity to further hone their skills in the group, thus creating a lively exchange of ideas, concepts, knowledge and experience. Thanks to the collaboration with renowned architect’s offices in Germany and the USA, we can realise projects whatever the scale worldwide.
Park Hyatt Hotel Interior Design
In the spring of 2002, Ramseier & Associates Ltd. was commissioned to undertake all interior design aspects for the building, which had been planned by Meili & Peter. The generous dimensions of the 10 metre high lobby, which is bathed in natural light, has been set off by a large scale painting created on the premises by Sol Le Witt. Guests have access to the neighbouring lounge via a bamboo garden. The lounge combines elegance with welcoming comfort through the use of Canadian maple and cherrywood with light beige leather upholstery. The hotel has altogether 142 exclusively furnished rooms as well as a ballroom and conference rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual aids. The spacious restaurant with its 6 metre high ceiling has a display kitchen and a woodburning fireplace as well as a wine room for degustation and private functions.
Residence at Pfannenstiel Zurich
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This residence is situated idyllically at the edge of a wood, visible from afar above the community of Egg near Zurich. Approaching through the generously laid out grounds in which soft green swards contrast with geometrical concrete areas, the visitor is captivated by the fascinating panorama of the mountain chain across the valley. The basic structure of the nineteen-sixties villa consists of three interlocking building cubes. The brief was to design a combined conversion and extension which would remain faithful to the original architectural concept and at the same time fulfil the principle’s requirements in respect of spatial organisation and additional room. Viewed from without, the living and eating area with its anthracite hue provides a clearly defined central element in contrast to the remaining living areas. The simplicity of the total concept is given its final expression by means of subtle, uninterrupted details and the use of only a few select materials.
The Residence Level 321 forms a harmonious element in the quiet, extensive and leafy villa neighbourhood in the Küsnacht district of Zurich, fitting naturally into the topographical and architectural surroundings. Within the ensemble itself an intentional contrast is created between the terraced structure in the upper section of the plot and a more compact building further down. An overall sense of unity is achieved by means of decorative elements and details. The Residence contains five exclusive residential units characterised by open and well sized rooms, delicate glazing effects and a high degree of layout flexibility, exquisitely situated in spacious grounds featuring terraces and lawns.