Completed by: VMX
This is a collective housing project located in Ermatingen, Switzerland.
The site was originally used for storage; it is directly linked with railway and faces the lake in the north. To keep its original industrial characteristic while make it more suitable for living is the main concern of this project. We start with the volume of the existing warehouse and cut it into five blocks. For each block, at least two housing typologies are proposed (eg, inner courtyard house, maisonette). Through such strategy, we get an industrial-scale collective house with diversities. To bring the lake view into each apartment, a floor- to ceiling window is designed, while the material selection is kept as simple as possible to maintain an industrial feeling.