- Site Area: 2250 sq m
- House Area: 371 sq m
- 15 units for developer
- 3 storey
- Mix of co-living and standalone apartment
This Luxembourg apartment complex looks like a row of unique
terraces and uses many different techniques to bring about certain living
ideologies and appearances. According to the architects they sought to design a
building that strayed away from the typical urban dilemma of either selecting a
separate family house or an apartment typology and the idea of life in a box.
Why not have the benefits of both and have the plentiful of natural light and
views that can be had through a unique design and also bringing forth the
benefits of a collective housing and doing away with its privacy issues.
As the site is steep and along a rounded street this allowed
for the unique shape to take advantage of the scenery that is available
downside and also compartmentalise the units. Each unit has a decent amount of
natural light penetration and views through glazing. The whole building is
sectioned into 3 blocks which is further separated by each entrance and
passageway that allows for the privacy separation of private spaces on the
ground and first floors. The second floor is somewhat connected for some units
that allow for cohabitation.
The project uses reinforced concrete for the structure with insulation and aluminium framed triple glazing to allow for the large amount of glazing whilst keeping the inhabitants comfortable. The energy efficiency of the building fabric is enhanced with UV coating and green roof to prevent from overheating. The use of solar panels are also used for hot water. The windows are largely orientated towards the South and East to take advantage of the solar heat in winter.