Vogesenpark is a collective housing complex composed of 3 residential buildings and an underground parking lot. The front volume reacts to the surroundings, and the courtyard volume emerges independently creating a more protected garden atmosphere. Private roof terraces work as the extension of this garden for the residents.
Considering the different context between street and courtyard, the facades react according to their urban surroundings. The street facade follows the proportion of the neighboring facades regarding height, proportions and window openings. The facades of the building which stands freely in the courtyard face the neighboring walls at odd angles, thus opening the external spaces in all directions instead of closing the space through classical parallel wall surfaces. Thecourtyard building is composed by completely glazed walls. In order to still ensure privacy for the inhabitants, there aresliding shutters made of expanded metal.
The project is designed for multi-generational use. A unique staircase in the core of the building connects the apartments across a space which is open vertically as well as horizontally and integrates the building`s community. The natural light penetrates the space through the circular windows in the ceiling and reaches all the way down to the ground floor, travelling down through the open space in each floor. The visual connection between all levels creates a unique spacial quality.
Material Used :
1. Windows - Baumgartnerfenster
2. Paints/ Colors – Brillux AG
3. Window frame colors – IGP
4. Railings – Müssig AG
5. Sliding shutters, expanded metal – Metall Pfister AG
6. Plasters external walls: Marmoran AG
7. Kitchens: AFP Küchen AG