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Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur

Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur

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Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Text description provided by the architects. The building can be seen as a collage of a selection of typical housing types found in the immediate surroundings of the plot. The types are stacked vertically due to the small footprint of the plot, with each type presenting a different typology vis-à-vis its outside spaces and views, according to the level at which it is situated.

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Could the 'Fünf Häuser' be seen as an assembly of helvetic typologies? It would seem that the play of scales within the project, through the use of oversized window frames, excess of balconies, and the generous plantations, dares a hint of irony towards the plethora of "typical" typologies.

© Walter Mair
© Walter Mair
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plan 02
© Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

However, by stacking each of these types, one on top of the other, the result offers a rather surprising take on the rather challenging task of building a multi-story residential typology and offers an alternative to the ever-expanding Swiss suburban sprawl. By considering the suburb as a new laboratory for experimental typologies, 'Fünf Häuser' is an invitation for more density, social interaction, and architectural diversity - more quality urban in the semi-urban.

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

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Cite: "Fünf Häuser / Lukas Lenherr Architektur " 17 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/199091/funf-hauser-tip> ISSN 0719-8884
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