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St-Sulpice / FHV Architectes

St-Sulpice / FHV Architectes

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Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland
  • Budget:7’400’000 CHF
  • Client:Edipresse Développement SA
  • Design Team:Claudius Fruehauf, Guillaume Henry, Carlos Viladoms, Francesca Fraschini, Alberto Sols
  • City:Saint-Sulpice
  • Country:Switzerland
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Text description provided by the architects. St. Sulpice nestles on a southeast-facing slope surrounded by a thicket of mature trees. Rimmed in dark metal, three floors of apartments, wrapped in balconies, look onto surrounding woo- dland, which reflect off the floor-to-ceiling windows. The ap- proach to the building and underground parking is gained via a dramatic overhang. The apartments sit above, appearing to float.

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The floor plan is organised concentrically on four floors around a central, light-filled stairwell. A layer of bathrooms, storage and hallways on the top three floors forms a mediating layer between the outer rooms and the central circulation.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Each apartment opens onto a balcony with two sides. Despite the fully-glazed facade, the building achieves the required level of energy efficiency due to the compact organisation of the plan.

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Address:Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland

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Cite: "St-Sulpice / FHV Architectes" 23 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/578197/st-sulpice-fhv-architectes> ISSN 0719-8884
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