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Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE

Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE
© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou
Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  563 Area:  563
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs photographs:  Mathieu GafsouPhotographs:  Mathieu Gafsou

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© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

Text description provided by the architects. The building on the avenue du Temple is located alongside of the wooded lanyard which follows the Vuachère River. This peculiar situation, in between urban and natural environments, characterizes the scenery of this four-apartment building.

© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

The volume responds to the inflection-point of the street by a movement of the façade, while that on the south side the building is carved and fragmented in reaction of the shape of the wooded lanyard, creating large and well oriented terraces which open up to the ambient light and in the tree foliage. This clipped volume bears witness of the different scales present in the neighborhood and inserts the building in its natural context.

The façade is designed by thick angular reinforced concrete slabs. In between the slabs, the vertical rhythm of the wood finishings echoes the verticality of the trees of the wooded lanyard. This duality between vertical/horizontal and mineral/vegetal infiltrates the interior spaces and defines a yet contrasted but harmonious atmosphere.

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Address:Lausanne, Switzerland

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Cite: "Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE" 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/442846/housing-in-chailly-localarchitecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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