La Belle Ambiance

  • Aïre, Geneva
  • The multi-family house largely adopts the roof typology of my case study house, the Farmhouse with Pigeonry, as well as characteristic elements of a farmhouse such as the chambering, the thermal windows, the use of the facade for climbing plants and the idea that everything finds its place under one roof.
  • The house is a composition of a columbarium and a farmhouse, where in the new house the columbarium becomes the staircase. The rooms for couples can be used flexibly and have a living room that becomes a bedroom in the evening.
  • The common room can be used for many purposes and can be divided into three smaller rooms. The shoe racks along the corridor serve as a connection between the private room and the extended private room, namely the common room.

People: Gather, Rest, See, Sit, Sleep, Talk, Make

typology: Apartment, Collective Housing, House

Climate: Light

Location: Hill, Suburb, Urban

Material: Concrete, Earth, Glass, Wood, Brick

Contributor: Enos Eggenschwiler
25 July 2023