Courtyard Community , 2022
- Aïre, Geneva
- The goal of this housing estate is to create an environment in which individual dwellers can grow into a large, caring community.
- The two units frame the central courtyard on the intermediate level. On the street level a bakery invites the residents of the elderly home from across the street to cherish the view and watch the children play in the courtyard.
- To enhance interaction, the acces to the individual apartements is organized via a veranda that is facing the courtyard. It also works as a threshold layer between public and private and is based on the case study house in Plan-Les-Ouates and the design of the corporative housing estate Brahmshof in Zürich.