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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg in Innerberg, Switzerland by Gwjarchitektur

March 20th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Gwjarchitektur

In Innerberg, Switzerland, on a former wood work site, a new apartment building has been designed. Based on an existing volume of 3 meters height and a depth of 20 meters, a flexible living space appears where once carpenters and joiners used to build furniture.

Facade North-West

  • Architects: Gwjarchitektur AG
  • Project: Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg
  • Location: Innerberg, Switzerland
  • Client: U.C. Buchschacher AG
  • Project Architect: Bernhard Schori
  • Residential Units: 13
  • Tower Flat: 1
  • Software used: Vectorworks


  • Project Development: 2008
  • Start of construction: 2009
  • Completion: 2011
  • GF SIA 416: 1 800 m2 existing Area
  • GF SIA 416: 978 m2 new built
  • Existing Area SIA 416: 6 713 m3
  • New built SIA 416: 4 124 m3
  • Building costs: 6.1 Mio
  • Total costs: 7.9 Mio


The existing volume is divided in 7 parts. Two Apartments are building the basic type. The upper apartment has an additional gallery. The distinct floor plan design results in an outstanding amount of freedom. The kitchen and bathroom arrangement creates the structural core, from there, everything is possible.Whether it should be a loft without any further subdivisions or a 3 room apartment.


Another feature is the additional room between the living space and the balcony. In summer, it serves as loggia, in transition period as living room extension and in winter as a passive energy source.

The expressed structure defines the character through its authentic materials. The structure of the building is as well its surface. Dividing walls and ceilings are made of concrete, facade and roof are designed in wood.The two materials create an authentic mood and atmosphere.


With controlled ventilation, solar powered heating, a compact volume and passive sun protection, the house uses very little additional energy and achieves the Swiss Minergiepassivstandart.

Entrance Doors


Living Room



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