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Haddock Architecture, Evan Joseph, Rasmus Norlander

Our Readers’ Favourites in December

In December, our readers were particularly enthusiastic about the following three contributions: a converted storage hall in a suburb of Rennes, an eight-level family residence in New York and a four-level wooden building in Alpnach.

An Inhabitable Shed with a Solar Roof: Double House in Chantepie by Haddock Architecture

In a suburb of Rennes, Haddock Architecture have converted a storage hall with an agricultural past into residential space for two families. Thanks to the solar roof, efficient technology and good insulation, the house requires only half as much energy as permitted by French law.

Client: private
Architecture: Haddock Architecture​​​​​​​
Location: Chantepie (FR)

A Miniature High-Rise: Manhattan Townhouse by Archi-Tectonics

In New York’s district of SoHo, Archi-Tectonics have extended an old four-storey building into an eight-level family residence. A folding sunshade veils and abstracts the façades on the upper levels. With a few clever moves, the architects have brought daylight deep into the interior spaces.

Client: private
Architecture: Archi-Tectonics
Structural engineering: WSP Group
Location: 512 Greenwich Street, New York City (US)

Glueless Solid-Wood Construction: Office Building in Alpnach

For the Küng construction company, Seiler Linhart Architekten have designed an office building based on the firm’s own solid-wood building technique. The multi-layered panels, which are made of boards, are not glued but connected with beechwood pegs. With these 42-cm-thick walls of solid wood, no additional façade insulation is required.

Client, timber construction: Küng Holzbau
Architecture: Seiler Linhart Architekten
Structural engineering: ZEO Ingenieurbüro
Location: Chilcherlistrasse 4, 6055 Alpnach (CH)

Read more in Detail 12.2021 and in the Detail Inspiration​​​​​​​ database.

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