The order of the project is based on the construction of a single family house in the residential area of La Cerdera, Lleida. In this residential area predominates big surface plots (minimum 2000m2) with a composition of Ground Floor+1. Despite the big dimensions of the constructions, the design of the existing houses doesn’t allow them to get profit of the total surface of the garden. Continue reading Alventosa Morell
This various housing typologies project is conceived as a park. It is composed of collective housing, social housing and individual houses with gardens. All the inhabitants share a long and narrow parking located under the collective housing building, leaving all the ground as a large common park.
Each house has a convertible attic with an “already in place” window to increase their surface and each apartment has a generous loggia as an exterior living room including a white concrete bench. Continue reading Collet & Muller
The office high-rise Andreasturm is situated on a triangular plot of land that has become available between the spread of railway tracks at Oerlikon station. The pentagonal tower, the property of the Swiss Federal Railways, is 80 m high, with 22 above-ground and four below-ground storeys. Precisely placed cantilevers on the 12th floor divide the building into a middle and a head section, making it look slender or flat from a distance, depending on one’s vantage point. An expansive base anchors the structure in its surroundings and opens it up on three levels. The main entrance with public facilities and a small, new plaza face the traffic-calmed Andreasstrasse. The premises of anchor tenant Amstein + Walthert are accessed directly from the higher railroad platform while the delivery entrance is on the lower street to the rear. A well-appointed, double-height lobby welcomes tenants and visitors, who reach the upper stories via the lift lobby. Continue reading gigon / guyer
“Defence of Fortezza” is a small adventure with the aim of revealing the defensive object built in order to protect a part of the area from the Archiduca Giovanni d’Austria fort. A sort of “treasure hunt” in a site that hosts a rich landscape of artefacts which belong to the timeframe from the ancient age to the contemporary age. Continue reading Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli
In the middle of the village of Jonschwil in Alttoggenburg, Switzerland, a typical old storage house was constructively secured. Three superimposed rooms with wet cells were installed one above the other, opening up a spiraling and vertically upward living space through all three floors. Continue reading Lukas Lenherr