Jolimont / Nomos

Jolimont / Nomos

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  • Architects: Nomos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Miguel de Guzmán
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AAV Contractors, Balzan + Immer, Prelco
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Jolimont / Nomos - Windows, Facade
© Miguel de Guzmán

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located on the higher grounds of Geneva’s Mervelet neighbourhood. At the heart of a rapidly changing residential area, the site has the remains of a garden-city with scattered century-old houses and trees.

Jolimont / Nomos - Image 2 of 23
© Miguel de Guzmán

Depending on use and context, the outside skin of the building can have several expressive overlays. It reacts like a sensitive interface between inhabitants and their perceived and lived environment. Facing south and west, the alternate assembly of prefabricated concrete modules creates the structure of an inhabited hive.

Jolimont / Nomos - Table, Chair, Windows
© Miguel de Guzmán
7th Floor
Jolimont / Nomos - Facade
© Miguel de Guzmán

On the loggias, stainless steel railings lean forward and rotate gradually. The create a curved lining that is perceived differently depending on daylight and location. This arrangement offers both intimacy and transparency.

Jolimont / Nomos - Facade
© Miguel de Guzmán

The rough combination of building materials continues in common areas; a polished concrete slab on the floor, walls covered with cement and iron for the stairs’ railings. The oakwood used for the handrail and entrance doors creates a domestic and nostalgic feeling when entering the apartments.

Jolimont / Nomos - Fence, Handrail
© Miguel de Guzmán

Inside the apartments, the large hallway allows views across the day and night areas, and creates a space with multiple uses. In the rooms, alternating high and low windows define the volume. Living rooms with fullwidth glazed windows continue onto loggias. These exterior living quarters project themselves towards the surrounding trees and scenery.


These typologies and arrangements provide the dwellings with the distinctive attributes of a family house surrounded by a garden. In doing so, the 63 public utility housing units are designed as a Building-Villa.

Jolimont / Nomos - Facade, Steel, Beam
© Miguel de Guzmán

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Address:Avenue de Joli-Mont 9, 1209 Genève, Switzerland

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Cite: "Jolimont / Nomos" 08 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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