Hohlweg, Rapperswil , 2010
The floor plans of the apartments are organised around a central circulation core with a naturally lit stairwell. From here, four or five apartments per floor are accessed. Despite the great depth of the building, almost all apartments are oriented towards two sides and thus benefit from the varied views to the depth of the outdoor area. The heart of the apartment is a spacious hall. Here, guests are greeted and shopping is put down, here is the telephone or a comfortable armchair to put on one’s shoes. The hall is more than just a distribution room; it is the centre around which all rooms are grouped. This means, for example, that a 3-room apartment has a fourth room instead of a cramped corridor. Versatile spatial and route relationships and an internal circuit combine functionality with a feeling of generosity.