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Catalogue of urban forms. Point buildings

Extract from the book Why Density? Debunking the myth of the cubic watermelon

May 29, 2015

Catalogue of urban forms. Point buildings

1. Access to the car park under the slope 2. Gardens 3. Pedestrian paths

They are housing “dots”, compact structures with interior access and projecting balcony zones. The placement of the buildings is a composition based on the view of Lake Constance. Glass sliding elements are located in front of the apartments, some are transparent, and some are not. This allows for privacy regulation.

Aschlengut complex
BAUMSCHLAGER & EBERLE
St. Gallen (Switzerland) 2002

Plot area: 21,702 m2
Floor Area: 14,700 m2
Coverage: 0.22
Floor Area Ratio: 0.68
Dwellings: 126
Parking places: 146
Other uses: -

 

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