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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.

Residence for elderly Les Papillons in Prangins, Switzerland by 2b architectes

 
October 13th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 2b architectes

A building of twelve apartments that are suitable for elderly people complements the green existing estate in the “residential park” of La Charette, Prangins.

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  • Architects: 2b architectes
  • Project: Residence for elderly Les Papillons
  • Location: Prangins, Switzerland
  • Photography: Roger Frei
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Team 2b: Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Patrick Krecl, Aurore Lemarinier, Marianne Baumgartner, Céline Becker, Tiago Borges,Tanguy Auffrey-Postel, Flavia Ferrari, Carolin Jung, Patrizia Gabrielli, Alan Hasoo, David Minguet, Mickaël Pinheiro
  • Landscape architect: Cécile Albana Presset, Lausanne
  • Client: Cooperative Cité Derrière
  • Construction management: FT Concept, Lausanne
  • Structural engineer: J-C. Nicod, Orbe
  • Structural engineer (competition): INGPHI, Lausanne
  • Building physicist: Normal Office, Fribourg
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  • Acoustic engineer: Bernard Braune, Binz
  • Building enveloppe engineer: BCS, Neuchâtel
  • Land area (GSF): 1’369 m2
  • Usable area (NF): 893 m2
  • Building volume (GV): 5’015 m3
Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

The compact building volume with an organic floor plan represents a synthesis of the building types in the neighbourhood. Without losing its specific autonomy, the design interacts with the surrounding context and binds the existing topography, with its two piled up mounds above former water tanks, which give the location its historical identity, into the new garden estate.

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The building draws together different geometries to create an overall form that reduces its presence with the facade surfaces in staggered alignment, while also offering a differentiated image of the building volume.

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Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

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Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

In addition to the specific definition of the form, the design also works on the exterior facades with a mineral plaster. This allowed it to pick up on the simple, modest character of the neighbouring buildings without losing any of its own stratégies urbaines concrètes independence.

Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

The typologies of the differently sized apartments all follow the same design concept, which expands the entrance areas into the living areas. The space thereby created benefits from the special geometry of the building and opens it out to the daylight, allowing the apartments to appear larger and be used in a variety of ways.

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