ABOUT

Founded by Lorenza Donati and Antoine Berchier, ALIAS works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urbanism and cultural production. ALIAS develops national and international projects such as ZOLLI (2022), RIP (2022) and NISY (2023). ALIAS stands for a specific architecture, adapted to the needs of each project, situation and story. ALIAS speculates with the spectacular and ordinary. ALIAS is a fictive identity in constant mutation.



PROJECTS

2402BOU A solar alpine hut,
Bouquetins,
competition entry, with Matyas Enz
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2401JON A Canoe Club a long the river, Geneva, competition entry
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2311KIOR Barefoot spa,
Bern,
invited competition,
with U5,
1st Prize!
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2309WHB The new bus stations for the city of Bern, invited competition entry, with Tragwerk+
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2305CERM A workyard for road maintenance, competition entry, 4th prize, with MacIver-Ek Chevroulet
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2302ELE Electryone - A solar device,
selected project for the Zurich Design Biennale, with
Comte/Meuwly, Arnaud Bostelmann, Lewis Horkulak, Kitchuan, Nicolas König, Pierre Marmy, Ansgar Stadler
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2302SEE House on the lake, invited competition, Zürich, with
Baus baut  
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2211ZAS Proctect me from what I want!, competition entry, with MdD
· 2209KHZ Consultation Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, with Laszlo Blaser, on going
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2208ENG A swimming pool, competition entry, Engelberg
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2205MAN Modern Animals, a contemporary art gallery, Zürich, built
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2201ART Refurbishment of an apartment, Crans-près-Céligny, built
· 2112KHB Technical consultation Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, on going
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2108RIP Refurbishment of a Villa, La Rippe, built
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2311KIOR Barefoot spa, with U5, invited competition, Bern, 1st Prize!
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2105NISY Building a house on a volcano, Nisyros, on going
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2012ZUR Competition entry for a Pavilion in a Park, with Comte/Meuwly
· 2012MOR Moby, competition entry for a sport center,with Antoine Barjon, ARGE.Co, Morges ·
2011SER Refurbishment of an apartment, Paris, built
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2008OI
664’000 kwh, competition entry for a logistic center,
with Antoine Barjon, ARGE.Co, Sierre ·
2007ZOLL Transformation of a villa, Zollikon, built
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2006CATA Conversion of a farmer’s house, Uggiate, feasibility study 
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2003CPT Broccato, competition entry for a fashion school, with MdD, Chiasso
· 1706BER Kitchen for a family, Bern, built  ·
1501NOV A private art collection archive, Ticino, built · 1402SCA  A stair connecting a granny flat to the main house, Ticino, built · 1401EPA Interior refurbishment of a villa, Epalinges, built · 



ACADEMIA

· Since 2022, Teaching at Studio Prof. Tom Emerson, ETH, Zürich ·  02.2022, Extrapolations! One week workshop at Royal Academy Antwerpen, with Marine de Dardel, Antwerpen ·  02.2021, Extrapolations! One week workshop at ENSAP Malaquais, with Marine de Dardel, Berit Seidel, Sebastian Vargas, Paris · 2017-2018, Teaching at S+ Studio Prof. Arno Brandlhuber, ETH, Zürich · 2016-2017, Teaching at Studio Prof. Christian Kerez, ETH, Zürich ·


BOARDS / JURY


· Since 2020 Board member of the Kunsthalle Bern · 2023 ETH Zurich, mid term jury,
Studio Jan de Vylder · 2023 BFH Burgdorf, mid term jury, Maciver-Ek-Chevroulet · 2023 HSLU Lucerne, mid term jury interdisciplinary module “existing”, Matthias Winter ·
2023 HSLU Lucerne, final jury, Studio Marianne Meister · 2022 Accademia di Medrisio, final jury, Studio Romina Grillo · 2022 HSLU Lucerne, interim review, Studio Marianne Meister · 2022 HSLU Lucerne, final jury, Studio Zukunft des Wohnens · 2022 EAVT Paris-Est, final jury, Studio Fosco Lucarelli · 2021 ETH Zürich, final jury HS21, Prof. Angela Deuber · 2021  ETH Zürich, final jury HS21, Prof. Arno Brandlhuber · 2021 Accademia di Medrisio, final jury HS21, Prof. Muck Petzet · 2021 EAVT Paris-Est, final jury L1 · 2021 EAVT Paris-Est, Jury Workshop Iris Lacoudre · 2020 ETH Zürich, final jury FS20, Prof. Tom Emerson · 2018 ETH Zürich, final jury HS18, Prof. Raphael Zuber ·



FOUNDERS

ANTOINE BERCHIER holds a degree in architecture from ETH Zurich after graduating with his Masterthesis “OPERA!” under Prof. Christian Kerez. He worked with Charles Pictet (Geneva) and collaborated over 6 years with Herzog & De Meuron (Basel) as a project manager on various projects and competitions, among other things he was responsible for the Titlis Summit Station.

LORENZA DONATI holds a degree in architecture from ETH Zurich after having graduated with her Masterthesis “Palace Robert” at the Studio Tom Emerson. She worked with 6a (London), Ilai (Zürich) and collaborated with Bruther (Paris) as a project manager on various projects and competitions. She works as a teaching assistant and research fellow at the ETH Zurich.



EMPLOYMENTS

Thank you for your interest in working with ALIAS. We are continuously searching for talented people to join our team and would be happy to receive your application. We only accept applications sent by email, hardcopies will not be considered.



COLLABORATIONS

Atelier Pierreloup Boisseau, Antoine Barjon, Baus baut, Arthur de Buren, Arnaud Bostelmann, L’Atelier Senzu, AquatransformDamien Berchier, DPBM, Charles Capre, Comte/Meuwly, Fanny Christinaz, Laszlo Blaser, Marine de Dardel, Sebastien Dubor, Matyas Enz, F.A.T., Lewis Horkulak, Kairos Studio, Kitchuan, Nicolas König, Dr. Neven Kostic, Kunsthalle Bern, Pierre Marmy, Modern Animals, NZZ Libro, Raumanzug, Géraldine Recker, Meghan Rolvien, Schnetzer Puskas, Ansgar Stadler, Alice Tripet, Tragwerk+, U5.


COLLABORATORS

Héloïse Dussault-Cloutier, Megan Rolvien.                        



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