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Pfistergasse 3, 7000 Chur, Switzerland
+41 81 250 58 34, office@raphaelzuber.com


Raphael Zuber studied architecture until 2001 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ).
In the same year he opened a practice in Riva San Vitale, in 2003 his own practice in Chur. His first building is
the schoolhouse Grono, which was completed in summer 2011. Among his major projects are the ethnographic
museum Neuchâtel
, the office building in Monte Carasso and the University Campus SUPSI in Mendrisio.
His articles and works have been published in several journals including Abitare, archithese and The Architectural Review.
Raphael Zuber has taught at the Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio, at Bern University of Applied Sciences,
at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, at ETH Zurich and at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.


2014 Guest professor, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
2009 Visiting professor, Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio
2006 Visiting tutor, Bern University of Applied Sciences
2003 Own architecture office in Chur
2001-03 Own architecture office in Riva San Vitale, with Helena Brobäck
2001 Diploma in Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
1973 Born in Chur, Switzerland


Selected works
2013 Schoolhouse, Port; competition project
2012 University campus SUPSI, Mendrisio; competition project
2012 Schoolhouse Erlenmatt, Basel; competition project, 2nd prize
2012 Funeral chapel, Steinhausen; competition project, 4th prize
2011 Office building, Monte Carasso; competition project
2010 Theater, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz; competition project
2010 Sports hall, Igis; competition project

2009-14 Apartment building, Domat/Ems; under construction
2009 Weekend house, Verlagi, remodelling project

2008 Auditorium Plantahof, Landquart; competition project, 3rd prize
2007-11 Schoolhouse and kindergarten Grono
2004-05 Residential and warehouse, Maienfeld; project
2003 Ethnographic Museum und Ethnological Institute Neuchâtel; competition project, 1st prize
2001-04 St.Peter Church, Sigurd Lewerentz, Klippan, Sweden; drawings, with Helena Brobäck

2014 Oslo School of Architecture and Design; guest professor
2009 Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera italiana; visiting professor
2006 Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf; visiting tutor
2005 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, visiting professor Valerio Olgiati; teaching associate
2001/02-04 Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera italiana, professor Valerio Olgiati; teaching assistant
1999-2000 ETH Zurich, Gastdozent Valerio Olgiati: teaching assistant

2014 Award Good Buildings Graubünden 2013 (Auszeichnung Gute Bauten Graubünden 2013); Schoolhouse and Kindergarten Grono
2012 Swiss Earthquake Award 2012, Foundation for Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engeneering, Zurich; Schoolhouse and Kindergarten Grono

Selected Exhibitions
2014 London Metropolitan University, CASS; Young Swiss Public; group exhibition, 25.6.-6.7.2014
2013 Stadtgalerie Chur / Architekturforum Zürich / Hochschule Luzern; Zwischen-Formen. Wenn Haltung Raum bildet; group exhibition, 8.3.-7.4.2013 / 30.4.-18.5.2013 / 28.11.-13.12.2013
2011 swissnex San Francisco; Teaching Architecture: 3 positions Made in Switzerland; group exhibition, 9.9.-30.9.2011

2010 Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Sede di Venezia; 19 Important buildings. A personal choice; exhibition series: Teaching Architecture. 3 positions Made in Switzerland, 7.10-30.10.2010
2008 Architekturforum Zürich; Was wird sein? – Gedanken zur Architektur der Zukunft; group exhibition, 5.6.-19.7.2008

Selected publications
2013 werk, bauen und wohnen, Nr. 12/2013, Verlag Werk AG, Zurich; Towards Space (Hin zum Raum), Essay
2013 Important buildings of the last 21 years (2012 - 1992) - A personal selection by students with Raphael Zuber; book, Porto Academy
2012 Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ, 16.7.2012, NZZ Mediengruppe, Zurich; Architektur als politische Aufgabe - Raphael Zubers beispielhaftes Schulhaus von Grono im Misox, text: Laurent Stalder
2012 Abitare, 522 May 2012, RCS Mediagroup, Milano; Scuola e asilo nido Grono, text: Permanent but not forever, Kersten Geers
2012 The Architectural Review, May 2012/1383, Emap, London; School play, text: Steven Spier
2012 Building Design, March 9-2012, UBM Built Environment, London; A textbook example, text: Samuel Penn
2012 archithese, 1/2012, Verlag Niggli AG, Sulgen/Zurich; La scuola rotonda, text: Eberhard Tröger
2011 Important Buildings - A personal choice made by students with Raphael Zuber; book, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, ISBN 978-3-033-02464-9
2010 Important Buildings; exhibition catalogue, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Kaleidoscope Press, Milano, ISBN 978-88-97185-01-7
2008 Was wird sein? – Gedanken zur Architektur der Zukunft; exhibition catalogue, Architekturforum Zurich
2006 2G, Nr.37, Editorial Gustavo Gili SA, Barcelona; Representar un arquitectura / Depicting an architecture, essay by Raphael Zuber
2004 Quaderns, Nr.242, Editorial Gustavo Gili SA, Barcelona; cover drawing


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