The only site constraints given by the masterplan to refer to are the boundaries of the plot, the predefined building lines and an existing square. Therefore the project is developed out of an internal logic. The approach for the spatial concept is the analogy of wasps’nest. The modularity of the honeycomb structure creates an internal flexibility which is externally well adjustable to the building regulations. Due to economical and ecological reasons the building shape is compact, cubical and stringent. As antipol the courtyard with its articulated facade is playful and imitating a picture of town houses.
The different apartment types are all based on pentagons which to be furnished properly have two right angles. Entrance hall, living-room and dining room are linked through sliding doors creating a spatial sequence between the inner and outer world of the building.
Location: Brünnen, Switzerland
Project team: Andreas Schelling, Roman Loretan, Gianet Traxler, Rico Traxler, Andreas Fankhauser