Vegetation is omnipresent along the path that leads from the access patio through the house and into the garden below. Between the blocks are the common living areas, where the visual relationship with the outside is constant. View article
werk, bauen+wohnen 10-2021. Lausanne a city on the move. In a 1970s development in the north of the city, Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms have intelligently added 60 new apartments to an existing development. The building creates a new center in the neighborhood.
The proposed sculpture develops logically as an annex to the Friedrich Busch House along the entire length of the plot. The building towers above its neighbors without formulating a dominant feature. Through this finely adjusted height development the work succeeds extremely precisely in marking the north entrance to the Charité from the street perspective.
One of the strong qualities of the project is to allow the collections to unfold in a natural way while integrating all the elements of services that are indispensable today, but managing to make them forgotten. The project really has a spatial quality that supports this comparison of libraries to cathedrals and offers a space where this experience of acquiring knowledge is shared like an initiatory rite.
Jean-Claude Albertin is deputy director of the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne, responsible for the Unithèque site.
Claudius Fruehauf, Guillaume Henry and Carlos Viladoms have different backgrounds, but run the Lausanne office together. Since 2008, all three of them have won a conspicuous number of competitions. Among those that have been constructed are a housing development with a very urban atmosphere, including a cruciform interior courtyard and an unusual administrative building in Saint-Sulpice.
Editor: Heinz Wirz
De aedibus 65 - Notat
Trio in der dritten Dimension / Trio in the third dimension
System oder Figuren / System or fugures