The firm was founded by Valentine Bearth and Andrea Deplazes while later came on the third integral part of the firm Daniel Lander. All project ideas were to elucidate their ideology on architecture as written in one publication. An innovative intention to construct and create an intent for the same. They have published books to share their knowledge. They frequently display exhibitions to keep in front of the world, their ideologies. 

15 projects by Bearth and Deplazes :

1. Gantenbein Vineyard, Flash 

The new structure, a pillared stall, open brick masonry serves the purpose of keeping the vineyard sustainable yet effectively. It is a functional building with a natural air conditioner, natural light, and ventilation. 

The open-brick masonry was maneuvered in a manner that works as a sun-protector, light filter, and heat buffer. The wall elements were produced by industrial robots as perforated wall panels made from clinker bricks with open joints.

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2. Residential Building Aquasana, Chur 

The residence speaks of the minimalism with the color that makes you look into the house with the elegance that resides, charismatic colors with the furniture serving as the free spirit from the time, always conveying the message of timelessness. 

The style of the home, with the hipped roof, the natural ventilation helps in creating the ambiguity through the residence. 

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3. Bernina pass maintenance Base

The played the role of the building contractor. It keeps clearing the slow all year round: It is a so-called “functional building” – the infrastructural building that serves to be inexpensive and yet serving the potential for the functionality. The material used is the concrete, it is the exposed concrete: Brutalism Architecture that confers to the context of the grandiose landscape revealing the importance of globalization and global warming. The “purposeless” camera obscure or “pinhole camera” is made possible by its origins, the imponderables of future winters: it is a storage space for more gravel.

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4. Renovation Tscharner House, Trin Digg

The house constructed in 1990 was with the help of Niklaus Hartmann III. It was an effort to preserve the Historic City Center. Restoration and Rehabilitation for the historical monuments, with the stall as an ensemble. The renovation consisted of the interior concentration with the introduction to modern materials such as steel staircase. The steel staircase installed between the stall as well as an extension of the floor screed to create separate mounts. 

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5. Tower House, Sevgein 

Tower House built in the serenity of the Sevgein hills, where it beautifully stands to compliment the landscape. The material used in wood with cross-set flooring following the topography. The spatial connection is necessary for the user, Palatial interiors gave that pleasure. The client had an emotional connection with the house. 

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6. Klinik Gut, Flasch

The hip – roof clinic erected around a courtyard, with the materials: wood slates and glass is Klinik Gut. It has two floors, with the administration and restaurant being on the ground floor and the patient room directed to the outer landscape being on the top floor. The new clinic, surrounded by a grand garden resembles the form of Swiss stone country house. 

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7. House Schweizer-schmid , Andrez 

Concrete paralyzes the thought of people but also shakes it up into the wondering what the build signifies. Is it power, it is the masculine outlook or a shell in which people reside. It is a building, compacted with the windows, assumed to be a “bunker” at the first impression. It has the arch windows and the hip roof and a higher plinth playing a foreground to the mountains of Andrez.

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8. House Schneller Bader, Tamins 

According to the topography, built on the contours with land-scape connected to the residence, visually. The living room was exposed to the landscape through large windows. The elevation beautifully tangled with two different materials yet complementing the outlook says about the thoughtful steps to design. While doing the interiors, minimalism has an impact on spatial planning and user experience. While the wooden slats serve as a medium to patterned sunlight through the shutter.

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9. New Federal Criminal Court, Bellinzona 

It was an expansion of the already existing, neo-classicist front building with an open hall entrance. It has three floors, with a working space peripherally around the Interior realm that serves as a visual barrier to the outside. The halls have features that help in the natural illumination and project the symbolism of higher power through the truncated, pyramid-shaped Cupola, and top lighting. The cupola shells fabricated through the open work, white concrete composed, prefabricated, turned against each other. On the top floor are a library and the main courtroom while the neo-classic building has the cafeteria and meeting rooms.

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10. New Monte Rosa Hut, Zermatt 

With the new expression to the topography of the area, Bearth and Deplazes Architects marked their territory amongst the snow mountains of Zermatt. 

There is a thick patch of glass running around the building and the glass placement, an ambivalence between being secure but being exposed to the landscape. The Bearth and Deplazes architects defined it as the “Medieval Donjon” with five-story wood construction on the inside.

There is a cascading spiral staircase that creates a panoramic view following the course of the sun with a glimpse of sunlight ad-mist the snowy landscape.

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11. Apartment House Arcades, Landquart 

Eight story house with exposed concrete, windows in the form of semi-circular arches, stating Bearth And Deplazes legacy from the way it had been erected.

Captured by nature through the semi-circular frame, the building borders the town square from the north and the open fields of Bunderr Herrschaft from the south. 

The large windows and the wooden flooring with white interiors permeate the narrow building with the living spaces.

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12. Tower House, Flasch 

A Tower house that can be seen at the end of the village, containing the street area is a transition space through the vineyard. Interiors are white-coated with thin, lime sludge. Kitchen with the seating area in the garden, open living area space under the roof. The exposed concrete and the placement of windows around helps in the interaction to the outer surfaces. 

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13. Artist’s Ateliers, Demarktoberdorf

An exposed clinker brick-built used as an exhibition space is the Artists’ Ateliers. The walls being massive reflects grandeur. The steel girders of the solid of solid timber plank filled with the fluorescent light are fit. The clicker brick distracts from the monotony of the elevation. The interiors are being complemented in the same manner. The skylight helps the artist to work fittingly without the shadows from either side. 

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14. Okk Headquarters, Landquart 

It is a workspace for an insurance company. It is an expression of offer and service for the public. With the floor plans having: restaurants, auditorium, and front square.

Like many notable works from Bearth and Deplazes: It is a noble shell construction concept. The ceilings assembled through corrugated elements made them fabricated. The office is glazed while the facade ornate with the semi-circular arches. The platform on the inward open to an area-away. 

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15. House on Six Pillars 

House on six pillars is a private residence, standing on stilts as the name suggests. It has white exterior paint and large horizontal windows connecting to the outer landscape.

 It has a hipped roof and elegant minimal interiors. The large interior spaces with the interference of the natural light give it grace. It seems like they redefined the meaning of “Less is more”. 

Bearth and Deplazes have worked for an enormous number of projects. The variety from the office and workspace to the residential. They are known for the style they have created and always leave their legacy behind. The use of materials that are suitable for the context, focusing on natural light and ventilation, is a central concern for the architects.

Bearth and Deplazes have always encouraged the display of art through their exhibitions, their work so minimal acceding the architecture they create to stay timeless. 

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Ayushi is an architect and an enthusiastic reader and writer. She aspires to step a foot into the world of connecting architecture with writing, initiating with small steps. As said, there is no correct way to follow the dreams, she believes in the process and hustle throughout the journey.

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