Carouge Apartments
Apartments buildings and public spaces
Carouge, Switzerland

These two low-rise buildings maximally densify a tight plot while avoiding harsh frontal orientations. A generously indented facade alternates between wood paneling and glazing to create a variety of balcony shapes. The typology is inspired by the Italian palazzina , or block of flats; its domestic sensibility is expressed equally on the ground and upper floors.