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  7. Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten

Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten

  • 09:00 - 12 November, 2015
Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten
Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten, © Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer

© Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer + 32

© Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer

From the architect. The new apartment building for the young and the young at heart is located in the center part of the small town of Sarnen.

© Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer

It contains six studios and a workshop on the groundfloor facing the street. Seated on a very narrow plot, the tower-like volume is asserting itself confidently against the surrounding buildings thanks to its caracteristic floorplan and the expressive roof shape.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

At the same time, the building acts as an intermediary between the adjacent historical buildings and the abstract flat-roofed modern edifices.

© Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer

All the appartments consist basically of one continuous open space which is compartmentalized by a wooden box that allows to separate bathroom and bedroom with sliding doors if privacy is required.

Section e-e
Section e-e

Within the duplex-penthouse, the same principle is adopted and transformed into a sculptural staircase with an internal balcony that offers a stunning view into the surrounding swiss alps through the two-story window.

© Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten" 12 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/776968/residential-buidling-in-sarnen-durrer-architekten/>