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Housing Development in Munich

This residential and office development is articulated into two sections: a block oriented to the street and containing one- and two-room flats; and a garden tract to the rear with three-room flats. The two parts are linked by a glazed staircase. The maisonettes on the fourth floor and in the roof storey have roof gardens on two faces. The cross-wall construc-tion system is clearly legible on the street face with its sliding timber louvre elements, semi-transparent balconies and perforated sheet metal balustrades. The perforated balustrades serve to filter the sunlight and provide a visual screen for the rooms beyond with their large areas of glazing. Contrasted with this are the courtyard and entrance façades with rectangular punched openings.
This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 7/1997

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