prs architects: apartment building in lausanne
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mar 28, 2013
prs architects: apartment building in lausanne


‘apartment building in lausanne’ by prs architects, chailly, lausanne, switzerland
image © tonatiuh ambrosetti and daniela droz
all images courtesy prs architects

 

 

lausanne-based personeni raffaele schärer architects (prs architects) have just shared with us images of their newest project in the suburb of chailly,
an apartment building with six individual units. its strict adherence to the site boundaries and setback regulations informed the characteristic thin
wedge forms at either end, while the other facades respond to the converging curves of the road to the northeast and the vuachere river to the west.
the three storey reinforced concrete structure is clad in a roughcast metal coat that blends into the snow-covered landscape. each flat contains a
unique floor plan and access to a private exterior garden, balcony, and terrace. a warm interior is highlighted with rustic wooden floors smooth
plaster finishes on the walls, while the ceiling is left as exposed concrete, cutting down on excess material.

 

 


sharp northern point
image © tonatiuh ambrosetti and daniela droz

 

 


riverside facade
image © tonatiuh ambrosetti and daniela droz

 

 

full article here

 

 

project info:

 

 

client : françoise et eric hubert-martinet
architects : personeni raffaele schärer architects
civil engineer : sd ingénierie lausanne sa
environmental engineer : planair sa
completed in : 2011-2012
total area : 600m2
volume sia 116 : 2600m3
usage coefficient : 0.5
levels: 3 + basement
apartments : 6
structure : reinforced concrete
facades : roughcast with metal coating on perimeter insulation
windows : triple glazing, metal/pvc frames
heating : district heating
materials : floor – rustic wooden floor ; walls – plaster smoothing finish; ceiling – exposed concrete

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