'pile up' house concept by hans zwimpfer
 
'pile up' house concept by hans zwimpfer 'pile up' house concept by hans zwimpfer
oct 21, 2008

'pile up' house concept by hans zwimpfer

swiss architect hans zwimpfer has patented his building design ‘pile up’ in europe and the united states. while most buildings don’t qualify for patent status, ‘pile up’ is more of a building system than an object. the concept takes the comfort and experience of a residential home and merges it with the density of urban living by piling homes together. the idea is essentially like the game ‘tetris’, stacking bricks together into a compact form. each home is two has a part that touches the ground, providing access to outdoor space. the rest of the home is tacked in between others and features an open concept with plenty of windows and balconies. the interiors are kept open and without load-bearing walls to allow residents to customize their space to their needs over time. the idea is said to cost about the same as a standard apartment building and projects are already underway in europe and africa.

http://www.zwimpferpartner.ch

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  • patented ? well it’s exactly the same module and same idea that Le Corbusier used in La cité Radieuse in Marseille back in … 1952 !

    capoo says:
  • well … also as seen by sejima in Gifu in … 1998 🙂

    hawaiikat says:
  • well, we all know that this architect didn’t “invent” this concept… But he was clever enough to patent it!

    alxtraf says:
  • “clever enough to patent it!”…. The architect really has to be full of himself or absolutely ignorant to think that he invented something that has already been done so many times… You could find this type of project done by a student in any university around the world!!! and you think he is smart?

    East coast says:

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