The project 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 woodland, which reflect off the floor-to-ceiling windows. The approach to the building and underground parking is gained via a concrete entrance cut into the planted bank. The apartments sit above, appearing to float.
The floor plan is organized 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. 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 organization of the plan.
Budget : 7’400’000 CHF