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.
Neubau Mehrfamilienhaus Cham in Zug, Switzerland by idA
April 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: idA
The multi-family house in Schluechtstrasse is the opening of housing structure in Cham.
Through the language and position of the attic the building manages the transition from small-scale structure in the east to large-scale building in the west.
The form of the lot requires the footprint of the volume. The minimum distances to the east, north and west generate a distinct shape, which is dissolved consciously on the south side.
The commercial area in the ground floor and the two 3.5 and 5.5-room apartments are organised around the exposed concrete central core. Cause of this all-around orientation the reaction to the surroundings is possible. Usages sensitive to noise are orientated to the quiet east and south. Bathroom and entrance space towards the street form a protecting buffer.
The building envelope was made out of a single layer brick wall. Fine plastered ribbons along each level and around the windows enhance the rough plaster, which decorates the massive structure.