To make good architecture these days, you also need to consider sustainability. In residential buildings, this does not just mean reducing the consumption of resources or meeting energy-performance targets. A more holistic approach is needed. When it came to designing the Minergie ECO-certified new buildings for the City of Zurich's foundation for housing senior citizens (SAW), the familiar strategies were com-plemented by an architectural objective, focusing on a fundamental topic in housing design: the apart-ment floor plan. Specifically, the goal was to optimise the layout in spatial and functional terms, as an alternative to the trend of using up ever more floor space per person.
This monograph presents the new buildings Köschenrüti in Zurich. An introductory text by the architects is accompanied by numerous colour photographs and plans documenting the buildings, which were erec-ted between 2010 and 2014.
32 pages incl. cover, colour illustr. and drawings
saddle stitching, 22.5 x 30.5 cm
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