Seewies, Güttingen , 2013, 2nd prize

The building volume is divided into seven compact detached houses, so that all buildings can benefit from a view of Lake Constance. Two slightly different types of buildings, freely positioned on the site, ensure a relaxed variety despite the basic serial idea. Private gardens enclose the sculptured houses, each providing 8 - 10 apartments, like cushions. In between, a system of paths, squares, and alleys promotes the communal life in the quarter. The apartments on the first floor also have a direct connection to the garden via a “garden room” situated in the corners of the three-wing building types. It can be used either as an extended living space or as an autonomous unit in the sense of a “Stöckli”: as a guest suite, for the own start-up office or sewing studio, for the grandmother or a teenager. The volumetric recesses on the upper floors create generous terraces for the attic apartments—with magnificent views of the landscape around Lake Constance.