The aim of the design was to enhance the quality of the streetscape along the Schaffhauserstrasse in Zurich, both architecturally and in terms of urban development, and to give it a positive image. The volume is focused on creating a visual highlight along the street construction line where it can take its effect on the identity of the locale. The building’s address with entrance to all 25 apartments and the head office of the BG Luegisland is located in correspondence to his neighbors on the road. Six apartments per story are accessed via a single stairwell. The lofty entrance hall is inviting and promotes social interaction within the apartment block. The mezzanine makes it possible to control the relationship between the apartments and the street. The building is modelled and structured in relation to the exterior space and the neighborhood. The floor plan changes with the depth of the building plot. The façades are set back and offer an unobstructed view of the outside and face the sun. The angular disposition of living, dining and entrance rooms around the balconies provides numerous views and also gives the small apartments a certain air of largesse.