- Sempachstrasse, Hochdorf
Because of the great variety of structures in the surrounding district, an individual form of architecture was deliberately chosen. The geometry of the building volumes is of an irregular prismatic form. Gable roofs are proposed for the form of the roofs. This is to be understood as based on the existing property and also as a reference to the rural location of the construction site. In its footprint, the form is intuitively designed and should be read as a total composition. The two different volumes “communicate” with each other and form an exciting individual ensemble. Attractive meeting zones and open areas are created in the flat terraced outside space which is divided in a differentiated manner.
- Rasiweg, Ebikon
A replacement new build with seven small apartments is intended to replace the existing three-storey apartment block dating back to the 40s. The basement contains an underground garage as well as cellars and technical services rooms.
The footprint slopes down on one side on each of the long sides. The sloping situation of the building, as with the old building, and the insertion of the footprint of the building into the plot, explain this geometry. The attic storey is differently set back on both front façades and in this way it staggers the volume.
- Ober Halten Ennetbürgen
OBER HALTEN ENNETBÜRGEN
The plot is situated on the southern slope of the Bürgenberg, just above the heart of the village of Ennetbürgen. The existing farmhouse is retained and forms an integrating element of the new development. An orchard with fruit trees, some of which are up to 100 years old, surrounds the property.
The focus of the structural design for the new builds is the precise setting of the volumes on the steep slope. On the base-level floor, the individual buildings slightly overhang the contour of the land on the valley side. In this way, the careful integration of the houses into the plot is used to highlight the focus of the design. Unnecessary banking up and excavations can be dispensed with.