Lungerer know-how in Zermatt ropeway

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Three companies from Obwalden were involved in the construction of the new, ultra-modern cable car on the Kleine Matterhorn above Zermatt.
The construction of the new cable car on the Kleine Matterhorn is a project of superlatives. Per hour it transports 2000 guests – in just nine minutes – from the valley station “Trockener Steg” to the “Glacier Paradise”, the highest mountain railway station in Europe at 3883 metres above sea level. Last Saturday the “Matterhorn Glacier Ride” was inaugurated.

Medical practice in Root – Timto AG

The need for flexible rooms is increasing. Modular space systems such as that of Timto AG are solutions. Timto AG takes a different approach than most module builders.
Timto is a room module of 3 x 3 x 6 meters. This room size can be combined as required and is easy to transport. The basic structure is a dimensionally stable frame made of beech wood. The corner joints are made with the GSA®-Technology of the new timber construction. A standardized connection system co-developed by n’H allows the modules to be combined vertically and horizontally. The frame system makes Timto extremely flexible. Theoretically, all sides can be made of glass. This distinguishes Timto from many modular systems that work with wall panels. At the same time, the conscious renunciation of different module dimensions is an advantage for quality. The customer finds the necessary flexibility in the equipment and the many possible combinations. This way, small garden pavilions, entire office buildings, schools or apartment buildings are created from Timto. A network of companies developed the concept with British architects within two years. The economic development department provided financial support for the pilot project until it was ready for production.
An example of Timto is a medical practice in Root LU, which was set up at the beginning of the year. Further projects are currently in production. Timto AG will reduce the production time to three months in the next few years.
Further information can be found at
Pictures: temporary medical practice in Root/Lu
Here is a video with 500% acceleration: Module construction timto

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Swiss Wood Innovations 25.09.18 in London


On September 25, 2018, together with our sister company NH Akustik + Design AG, our advertising medium Matthias Glarner, and our partner company Röthlisberger AG, we will go to the Swiss Embassy in London. Under the title: “A king goes to the queen” we invite architects, designers, planners and engineers to a Wood Innovation Day.

Further information will follow from 19.07.18 on our homepage and the social media channels. [Read more…]

Urnian-british Cross-over

Urnerisches-britisches Cross-over
The 400-year-old “Nossenhaus” in Andermatt owes its name to a girl’s speech impediment
A local and a London architect rebuilt it without forgetting its roots.
The reconstruction of the Nossenhaus took two years. “The Swiss have a long tradition in solid wood construction”, says architect Tuckey, “but the modernisation of this building with a new wood construction technique was also a special experience for us. We had to create an interlocking wooden system from the historic house and new wooden elements in order to
that the building complies with modern standards and current building codes.”
The new Holzbau AG was allowed to carry out the engineering work. Delivery: Solid wood floors (n’H planks) and the roof structure.
Report of Tamedia AG, Sunday newspaper June 24, 2018

Considering fast-fast

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The regionally anchored Gotthard service station in Erstfeld was completely renovated
“We see the service area as an interface between the flow of traffic to the south and the river Reuss right next door,” architect Daniel Lischer explains the concept,
which offers a clear view of the surroundings in every direction. The stone floors consist of Reusskies from Uri, the architects used white fir from the Napf region as wood. “«Longevity
and value of the materials were very important to us,” says Lischer.
Over time, the façade wood should get a patina like a normal wooden house and darken so that it fits even better into its surroundings.

The whole NZZ report here.
Source: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 30 June 2018