Collective Housing at Zurich
This project, also called Seewurfel, proposes a possible alternative to individual luxury homes, which traditionally take up large amounts of space with a very low population density. In this case, the low population density, with a maximum of two housing units per building, is complemented by a programme of offices on the lower floors, which generates activity in the area during the day, in spite of they do not affect to the density parameter. The private garden that characterises the nearby villas becomes a series of public plazas which help to create interaction between those who use them. The other main aspect of luxury homes, individuality, is achieved by creating differences in the built volumes as well as in common areas using varied materials and finishes.