Explore, Decode, Interpret, Connect, Simplify, Transmit, Inspire

Nicolas Bourquin and Thibaud Tissot give a lecture at 14:00h. at the Technische Universität Berlin, department landscape architecture and open space planning.


onlab is curating a poster series

The museum of Fine Arts of Le Locle asked onlab to develop a concept for its communication in its new urban poster showcases. Between the exhibitions, when the museum is closed, these light boxes will hosts limited edition posters by young designers. onlab designs the first one and then acts as a curator. Launch on November the 30th.


Editorial Design in Bremen

Since october, Nicolas Bourquin have a regular assignment at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. He is teaching Editorial Design.

On october 28th (6 pm), he gives a public lecture about the new visual Identity of the city of Tramelan. The event is organised by Link.


Cairo Workers in Altdorf

The videos, uninterrupted takes (plan-séquences), shot by Nicolas Bourquin in Cairo during his artist residency in 2006 are part of the collective exhibition: "Im Schatten der Pyramiden" at the Museum of the Arts in Altdorf.

Im Schatten der Pyramiden
Artists from Switzerland in Cairo, Egypt – Contemporary positions

Opening: 19.09.2009, 17:00 h, exhibition: 20.09.–29.11.2009
Haus für Kunst Uri, Herrengasse 2, 6460 Altdorf, Switzerland


Updating Germany goes Elbe

The exhibition of the German contribution to the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2008 in collaboration with raumtaktik moves to Hamburg.

Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Hamburg
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof


Architektur flachlegen – grafische Geschichten

Nicolas Bourquin holds public lecture in Kassel during the "Spaziergang" at the Documenta - Halle Vortragssaal at 21:00.


Smart Surfaces – Book Launch

The thing’s hollow — it goes on forever — and — oh my God — it’s full of stars! (Arthur C. Clarke, 2001 — A Space Odyssey)

Modulor Haus, Berlin

Launch of the book "Smart Surfaces and their Application in Architecture and Design" published by Birkhäuser, edited by Thorsten Klooster and designed by onlab.

18:30 h, Panel discussion with:
- Thorsten Klooster, Task Architekten, Berlin
- Nicolas Bourquin, onlab, Berlin
- Sebastian Finckh, J. Mayer h. Architekten, Berlin
Moderation: Dr. Sascha Peters, Modulor Materialkompetenzzentrums

Following: Cocktail and opening of the exhibition.

02.07.2009 – 05.07.2009 Exhibition, every evenings from 18:00 h.
Book sales on site: Walther König.
Supported by: Swiss Embassy in Germany & Modulor Berlin.

Modulor Haus, Moritzplatz/Prinzenstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg
U8 Moritzplatz, M29 Moritzplatz


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Design Reaktor Berlin – Book Presentation

20:30 h. Cocktail and presentation of the book at the Museum der Dinge, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin, during the DMY International Design Festival Berlin with Nicolas Bourquin (onlab), together with Paul Graves and Judith Seng.


onlab has moved

Starting from April 1st, 2009 onlab has a new address: Oderberger Straße 11, D-10435 Berlin. Come and enjoy our new terrace.


Was das Leben schöner macht is out now

Things, habits and strategies for a happy life, the new book designed by onlab and published by Callwey is now available in your book store.

13.03.2009, 16:00 h

onlab holds a lecture at Colophon2009

Nicolas Bourquin presents the redesign of the magazine Domus at the Colophon2009 within the lectures "success stories":
Friday, March 13th, 2009, 16 o'clock at the Main Auditorium.

Colophon2009 - International magazine symposium Luxembourg

Video report via magCulture.


Magazine Library Exhibition Tokyo

onlab participate to the exhibition "We Love Magazine Library" in Tokyo with the magazines of the International Photographic Festival of Biel-Bienne.

Exhibition: 06.03 – 14.03.2009
from 11:00 till 21:00 (sun. 20:00)
at B3F Space O Omotesando Hills
Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

More informations and pictures of the exhibition.


From march 2009, onlab designs the monthly section of the Domus magazine called Intersections.

Watch the folding principle for "Miss Web 2.0"

To watch "Mister Web 2.0" see YouTube


onlab participates in the "Beyroutes guide"

The Beyroutes guide project is initiated by Partizan Publik, the Archis foundation, the Pearl Foundation and Studio Beirut, a non-profit collective of artists, architects, urbanists and sociologists concerned by the city's lack of public space.

"The whole idea behind the book was to make a long-term change in people's lives," Rani, one of the organizers, said ambitiously. He said he hoped it would encourage readers of all nationalities to explore parts of Beirut that were usually overlooked - areas like the mainly Shiite Dahiyeh or the Armenian dominated Bourj Hammoud district.

In addition to providing readers with an detailed 'inside' look of the city, some Beyrouters believe the guidebook also had academic value. "We are adding to a critical understanding of Beirut, cities in general, and the methodology used in looking at cities," said architect and Studio Beirut cofounder Michael Stanton. "We are using the idea of a guidebook to do something that has greater application than simply helping a tourist get around. The book could be of use to Lebanese, urbanists, as well as tourists, Stanton said.

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