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My name is Camille Wernli. I am a Swiss architecture student born in Geneva and raised in Lugano, Switzerland. I started my architectural education at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, through the teaching of Prof. Dieter Dietz and Edouard Cabay. At the end of the first year, a concours was made and the best project of every studio was taken to work on it during a summer workshop. My final project was selected, and during the workshop that was situated in the park of Vidy’s theatre constructed by Max Bill, I learned to work in a team and to solve concrete problems that a construction at 1:1 scale involves. The summer construction ended with a big event that corresponded with the opening of the theatre’s season, with a performance of the swiss artist John Armleder. During my second year, I chose Prof. Marco Bakker and Alexandre Blanc studio where I learned about atmosphere and materiality. In parallel, I studied vernacular heritage in the swiss Alps with Prof. Nicolas Braghieri. I completed my bachelor in architecture with an exchange year at the Polytechnical University of Madrid (ETSAM) in Spain, participating in Prof Alberto Morell’s studio about complexes close to Utzon’s Can Lis and Sidney Opera House and in Tuñon’s studio about Alepo reconstruction.




Lausanne, Switzerland ALICE-Lab, professor Dieter Dietz ALICE workshop: UGLY 2015 MANS-Lab, professors Bakker & Blanc


HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA | LiLu2 | Lugano, Switzerland Scientific course, Physics and Mathematics applicated


EPFL | Lab for digital architecture | Lausanne, Switzerland teaching assistant


MIS TREND | Economic and social research institute | Lausanne, Switzerland Call Center Operator


FIT | Festival Internazione del Teatro | Lugano, Switzerland Kitchen and welcome artists

2011-2014 ZVEIGER & ZVEIGER KILIM Lugano, Switzerland Sell employee


VALGERSA SWIMMING POOL Lugano, Switzerland Swimming teacher

PROFICIENCY vectorized : AutoCAD | Rhinoceros 3D | TopSolid imaging : Adobe InDesign | Photoshop french, italian : native languages english, spanish : fluent german : good competency

INTERESTS linocut | cinema | collages | cooking | hitchhiking | theatre 4

CAMILLE P. WERNLI EPFL ARCHITECTURE STUDENT Swiss Federal Institute of Technology swiss 1995 +41 (0) 79 228 78 05 Madrid, Spain




Bachelor 2nd semester // A Room in Tenerife ALICE [Design Studio of Conception of Space] EPFL Summer Workshop // U.G.L.Y. ALICE [Design Studio of Conception of Space] EPFL Bachelor 3rd semester // Eau-delà MANSLAB Laboratory for spatial manufacturing EPFL Bachelor 4th semester // Silence MANSLAB Laboratory for spatial manufacturing EPFL Bachelor 4th semester // FIRE Grimentz LAPIS Laboratory EPFL Bachelor 6th semester // Reconstruir Alepo UNIDAD TUÑÓN ETSAM Bachelor Various processus sketches and collages


studio model, the matrix with every room inside


A ROOM IN TENERIFE for Ricardo Timoteo Pruchillo


A Room for Ricardo Timoteo Pruchillo // Tenerife Tenerife, Canary islands. Through a studio trip, the matrix becomes concrete, every student take possession of a room situated in a abandoned hotel in construction on the side of the cliff above the ocean. Ricardo Timoteo Pruchillo is an opera singer. He works at the Sidney Opera House. Alone in his room in Tenerife, he gets bored to hear his only voice. In Sidney he had the habit to hear a whole orchestra answering to his beautiful bariton voice.

territories beyond his bedroom. The decision is to construct him a room to sing and hear the sound of the ocean at the same time. As Gordon Mattaclarck did in Paris, the matrix of the hotel is cutten to transform his room in a focal point of an immense parabol who is pointed in the direction of the ocean, where another parabol is placed. Thanks geometric rules, a play beetween the two parabols is created, the sound of wawes and the baritone voice of Timoteo melt, a new orchestra is alive.

His voice is a wonderful tool he uses to expand himself further than his physic body to access

This event is happening twice a day, during the high tide at around 12:00 and 24:00.

the hotel on the cliff, Tenerife studio trip


site drawing, Vidy



site drawing, Tenerife


the parabol on the matrix, 1:33


Professor Dieter Dietz Assistant Edouard Cabay

drawings details



U.G.L.Y. Upper Ground Yawning Level, a summer workshop at Max Bill’s Expo64 Theatre, Lausanne


U.G.L.Y. théatre de Vidy // Lausanne U.G.L.Y. is a temporary living structure at Max Bill’s theatre constructed for Expo ’64 in Vidy, Lausanne; designed in EPFL first year teaching program. The structure concretizes the explorations of a selected group of students in a rich site intended for a wide audience. Through drawing, design and detailed studies, we were able to develop and build a personal concept in-situ, reacting to

an existing varied and complex site. The workshop was composed by one month of designing, three weeks of construction, two weeks during which the structure used to move everyday in the lake’s direction, and a final event which coincided with the beginning of theatre’s opening season with a party and a performance of the swiss artist John Armleder.


Constructive details: amovible feeth which adapt themselves with the morfology of the ground, succession of diagonals which stabilize the whole structure and triangle united with ropes that are the basement of the platform.

constructive details sketches


Chris Marker’s fiction La Jetée, transformed in an architectural narrative. A walking structure. A drowning moment, going into the waters that once welcomed the heroic Expo64 in Lausanne. The extension of a partially destroyed building, as a form of reconstruction. A boat, the length of a boat, or maybe a pier. One that was once in the water and suddenly realised that the base had solidified, become solid land. A built memory, a trace. A modular system, another one. A collection. Serial rhythm. Vertical, horizontal, triangular. Frames. Propelled into the lake, I can see the horizon, at the end of the enhanced perspective; I can see myself running, searching for that jump moment. And feel my body already in the water. Framed, the lake and my own run. Step sounds from upstairs. One wood joist after another, a pretty good amount of them. They are all good friends, or have been pushed to become so, in their collaborative effort, they support one another, letting affable forces to flow from to another. They march towards that lake memory, of some 50 years ago where all the coloured giants gathered for a party. The marching is slow, rhythmic, robust. Every step is a confirmation of the stability of the horizontal marching body of individuals. I want to run, they want to march. Solemnly, they parade, a community of joists singing the lake and Max. They would love to be golden. To be part of the same story. Maybe they are, actually. Yawning, awakening, opening, gaping, making space as an original gesture, the one that makes architecture appear, shelter, open and bridge, connect. It’s up, it’s on the ground, it has two levels and it yawns. But is it ugly?

Text by Daniel Zamarbide.






Team: Architect / designer / artist: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ALICE (Atelier de la conception de l’espace) Designed by EPFL Students Students: Samuel Buntschu, Lothaire Creppy, Hanna Elati , Pénélope Escallier, Justine Estoppey, Ombline Heili, Valdrin Jashari, Bastian Marzoli, Raphaël Mottier, Benoît Perrier, Manon Pinget, Justine Prin, Yann Salz- mann, Bryan Varela, Camille Wernli, Kevin Demierre Management + tutoring: Edouard Cabay, Margherita Del Grosso, Alexa Den Hartog, Stéphane Grandgirard, Laura Perez-Lupi, Anne-Chantal Rufer, Wynd Van der Woude Professors: Dieter Dietz, Daniel Zamarbide



EAU-DELÀ a place for dead at La Confluence, Lyon


Eau-delà confluence // Lyon Construction of a place for dead on an extremely limited territory and constrained by the meeting of two rivers with different speeds, Le Rhone and La Saône. The main idea is the creation of a vertical cemetery echoing the two existing cemeteries of Lyon. The tower is built with ash bricks mixed with concrete. This construction then continues to grow each day with each

death. Vertical growth suggests endless development. A building closely related to the tower is at the end of the confluence. The latter is a brick factory sequenced by various rooms. Each has a special program, including the reception of the deceased’s family and the making of bricks from the deceased’s ashes. The heights differ according to the importance of the program and the time spent in each room.



the brick drying room


Professeurs Marco Bakker et Alexandre Blanc Assistant Rui Filipe Pinto En collaboration avec BĂŠatrice Gonvers and LĂŠonie Guers



SILENCE a place of contemplation and silence at the mouth of the Rhone in the Mediterranean.


Silence // Camargue, France The project deals with the individual sphere in a community. The idea is about high platforms allowing people to meditate individually, each one oriented towards the sea. These places of meditation allow a rediscovery of the sea which remains hidden until the arrival at the top. The granular bricks are made from sand present in large quantities on the site and concrete. To reach this place, people use a boat chartered by the keeper. The departure is from the village of Salins-de-Giraud located a dozen kilometers further north

on the Rhone. The shape of the boat is determined by the different mooring points. The process of meditation is marked by an auditory rite that is produced by the keeper using a portable gong. The first time, it rings when leaving the village. The second time implies the moment of entry into silence; the gong echoes and tells people that the meditative atmosphere can begin. The keeper sounds a third and last time when the boat moored at the beach on the Rhone side.


site localisation




1:1 brick, conception with holes for limitating material waste


bird view over the fifthy meditation platforms

Professeurs Marco Bakker et Alexandre Blanc Assistant Rui Filipe Pinto En collaboration avec BĂŠatrice Gonvers and LĂŠonie Guers



FIRE-GRIMENTZ figuration and expressive representation


Analog and plastic figuration // Grimentz, Switzerland Survey and graphic rendering of vernacular architecture on the Valais territory in Switzerland. The vernacular architecture studied is an attic on two floors. The function of the attic is to keep food and crops, which is why it is raised by pins to be kept away from moisture and rodents.

Alpine territory, two distinct aspects are improved: an analysis of the object within its formal configuration and its critical representation as considered and developed actions, but also spontaneous and mindless operations that lead to this product.

Through tracings of the rural

the attic on a 1950’s photo


constructive detail of the attic corner





Project under the direction of Laboratoire des arts pour les sciences - LAPIS With the collaboration of Service des bâtiments, monuments et archéologie du Canton du Valais - SBMA In collaboration with Béatrice Gonvers, Léonie Guers and Emilie Wägli

attic model



RECONSTRUIR ALEPO a program of housing for Alepo’s city


Una muralla para reconstruir Alepo // Syria In the same way the Smithsons made a replica of The Great Wall of China in Berlin in 1957, Vivir entre capas proposes a housing plan right at the limits of the dense urban pattern, protecting the city in the same way as an ancient roman wall would.

The living unit follows the verticality of the urban plan: A series of layers regulates the intimacy of the spaces. From the outside of the building going in, privacy continues to increase with a patio filter between the circulation and the living zone.

top building section


comparison between the sections in the city center and in the suburbs

housing scheme


housing unit plan


housing grouping system


Epluce-moi - ECAL Graphic design Project developed during the graphic design course carried out in collaboration with L’École cantonale d’art de Lausanne ECAL, and followed by its respective professors. The course offers EPFL students an introduction to the methodological principles of visual communication. By producing a poster, I discovered the constraints of graphic de-

sign as well as its own solutions. In addition, I have acquired a contemporary visual culture and learned to work my creativity and experienced the expressive and poetic potential of this discipline. The thematic of the poster is «la cuisine» (cooking) and is made starting from a collection of vegeteables and fruits peels, becoming afterwhile more abstract for a major unity of the poster.



Selection of various processus sketches and collages

collage and sketch for a reunion hall in Can Lis, Mallorca


processus collage for Eau-delĂ project

processus acquarel for Silence’s project



plaster model made through his own weight


ETSAM graphic design exercise about Madrid’s districts




Portfolio camille p. wernli  
Portfolio camille p. wernli