first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Mathieu Gafsou+ 16 Share Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE Year:  Save this picture!© Mathieu Gafsou Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCorporate ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in UniEléctricaFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinLocated on the border of the city of Lausanne, between the residential area of Chailly and the agricultural estate of Rovereaz, the new building stands on a steep plot planted with trees. To the south, the building benefits from an outstanding panoramic view on the Lake Geneva and on the Alps. Leaning along Rovereaz Road, the building displays a singular architectural shape determined by the triangular plot.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouOn the street side, facing north, the building reveals a relatively closed facade, with a verticality enhanced by the undulations of the facade material. A slight fold interrupts the facade’s rhythm and underlines the bending towards Rovereaz Road. The glazed staircase leading to the apartments partitions freely the volume of the building.Save this picture!Cross SectionsThe south facade offers long glazed and horizontal openings toward the landscape. The loggias alternate with the terraces as exterior extensions of the apartments.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouAt the sharpest angle of the plot’s westerly side, the thin and narrow sidewall rises vertically from the slope and asserts a strong and sculptural presence towards the city of Lausanne. Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouEach apartment benefits from a distinct layout. The plans’ geometry results in fluid spaces and multiple perspectives. The serving areas are displayed along the staircase on the street side, thereby protecting the living rooms and the bedrooms oriented toward the garden and the landscape.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe building’s structure consists of exposed concrete slabs and load-bearing walls. The raw concrete stairwell hollows out the volume and generates a cavity that follows the circulation leading to the apartments. The building’s facade is covered with a corrugated skin that alludes to the agricultural past of the estate of Rovereaz. The surface of the Eternit facade panels is protected against bad weather by a potato-juice-based coating. The more sophisticated sliding windows are made of stained spruce wood. They follow the horizontal divisions of the facade panels.Project gallerySee allShow lessTED Talk: How Architectural Innovations Migrate Across Borders / Teddy CruzVideosPeter’s House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveRovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE Switzerland Year:  Projects photographs:  Mathieu GafsouPhotographs:  Mathieu GafsouCivil Engineer:BG Ingénieurs Conseils LausanneHvac Engineer:Equada, Stéphane Gaiffe La Chaux-de-FondsElectrical Engineer:Perrin & Spaeth RenensBuilding Surveyor:Roan Vallat PullyScreeds:Girard Ingénieur, La Tour-de-PeilzArchitects In Charge:Laurent Saurer, Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Elsa JejcicCity:LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess Specs CopyHousing•Lausanne, Switzerland 2014 Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2014 CopyAbout this officeLOCALARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLausanneHousingResidentialSwitzerlandPublished on March 20, 2014Cite: “Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE” 20 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more