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Carouge Apartments
Apartments buildings and public spaces
Carouge, Switzerland
2011

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. 

 


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