DAPPLES building elevation in Lausanne
Michel Bonvin
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersElectrolux
ManufacturersGlutz AG
ManufacturersMiele & Cie. KG
Wooden floorStocklin Frey AG
ManufacturersTopcer

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Wooden floor
Manufacturers
by Topcer

DAPPLES building elevation in Lausanne

LOCALARCHITECTURE as Architects

Densify the city. How can we respond qualitatively and not only quantitatively to this need for our cities to evolve?

The LOCALARCHITECTURE elevation project at Avenue Dapples 5 in Lausanne offers an innovative approach by focusing on wooden construction.

On an late 1960s existing building, the project proposes an elevation of 2 levels on the roof without interventions on the inhabited floors. The new construction is for this purpose entirely made of wood in order to reduce the overload on the existing structure as much as possible.

photo_credit Michel Bonvin
Michel Bonvin
photo_credit Michel Bonvin
Michel Bonvin

After removing the concrete slope screed and the existing waterproofing complex, a glued-laminated timber frame is placed on the roof slab. It serves as a framework for the elevation which accommodates 10 new apartments.

The stairwells and elevator shafts are extended with wooden panels to meet sound and fire protection requirements. No concrete element is used in this project. Each apartment then benefits from a loggia balcony, fully glazed around which the living spaces are arranged.

photo_credit Michel Bonvin
Michel Bonvin
photo_credit Michel Bonvin
Michel Bonvin

The sections broken gabled roof, inspired by the Mansard roofs of neighboring buildings, thus inscribes the building from the 1960s in the continuity of the heritage of this historic district of Lausanne. Densification for the benefit of urban integration.

photo_credit Michel Bonvin
Michel Bonvin
photo_credit Michel Bonvin
Michel Bonvin

Team:
Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE - Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Laurent Saurer, Iñigo Oregui Biain
Client: Bellerive-Immobilien AG
Structural engineering: 2M ingénierie civile SA, Yverdon-les-Bains
Wood engineering: Ratio-Bois Sàrl, Ecublens; Cambium ingénierie SA, Yverdon-les-Bains
Energy engineering: Lauffer-Borlat SA, Montreux
Carpenter: André SA, Yens
Photography: Michel Bonvin

Caption
Caption
Caption

Read story in Français

Project Spotlight
Product Spotlight
News
Design of new CIA Conad HQ by tissellistudioarchitetti resists orthogonality and symmetry
21 Jun 2024 News
Design of new CIA Conad HQ by tissellistudioarchitetti resists orthogonality and symmetry

Italian architectural studio tissellistudioarchitetti has designed the Sidera building as a new head... More

Compelling design for Jadgal School by Daaz engages a rural Iranian village
21 Jun 2024 News
Compelling design for Jadgal School by Daaz engages a rural Iranian village

Located in Seyedbar-Jadgal village in Southern Iran, the Jadgal School by Daaz was commissioned afte... More

Dirk Peters, Cristiana Catino, Javier López and Monica Arango join Archello Awards 2024 jury
21 Jun 2024 Archello Awards
Dirk Peters, Cristiana Catino, Javier López and Monica Arango join Archello Awards 2024 jury

Dirk Peters, Cristiana Catino, Javier López and Monica Arango have been announced as Archello... More

UNStudio completes Munich residential building with versatile plug-in partition and furniture system
20 Jun 2024 News
UNStudio completes Munich residential building with versatile plug-in partition and furniture system

International architecture and design practice UNStudio has recently completed the “Van B&rdqu... More

ZAV Architects leverages the “grandmother’s” circular economy approach in design of Dr. Beski Science Foundation
19 Jun 2024 News
ZAV Architects leverages the “grandmother’s” circular economy approach in design of Dr. Beski Science Foundation

Iranian architectural office ZAV Architects features in Archello’s 25 best architecture firms... More

Hyperboloid Green Ark pavilion forms heart of Meise Botanic Garden greenhouse complex
19 Jun 2024 News
Hyperboloid Green Ark pavilion forms heart of Meise Botanic Garden greenhouse complex

Meise Botanic Garden, one of the world's largest botanical gardens, recently inaugurated the Green A... More

Six Bricolage Houses: An inventive model for urban renewal and housing design in Nantou, Shenzhen
18 Jun 2024 News
Six Bricolage Houses: An inventive model for urban renewal and housing design in Nantou, Shenzhen

ARCity Office embarked on a project that would establish a new typology of “bricolage architec... More

BYRÓ architekti’s charred wood-clad garden pavilion in Prague reimagines the mundane garden shed
17 Jun 2024 News
BYRÓ architekti’s charred wood-clad garden pavilion in Prague reimagines the mundane garden shed

Prague-based BYRÓ architekti has completed a small and contemporary charred wood-clad garden... More