Apartment Building In Brünnen / kit

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kit architects recently finished the design for an apartment building in Brünnen, the city of Bern in Switzerland with a very unique master plan scheme resembling a honeycomb structure.

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.

apartment organization

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.


Architects: kit Location: Brünnen, Switzerland Project team: Andreas Schelling, Roman Loretan, Gianet Traxler, Rico Traxler, Andreas Fankhauser Renders: kit

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Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "Apartment Building In Brünnen / kit" 04 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/138771/apartment-building-in-brunnen-kit> ISSN 0719-8884

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