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2 hundred p. 219 p. 222 159 p. 304 1:500 2 The very specific website stipulations of l. a. Verrière invited numerous typological experiments. such a lot particularly, frequently development, residences have been built with a transparent contrast among the spatial proportions of the bedrooms and repair components, whose standard-height rooms face outward or onto the internal atrium, and the south-facing residing rooms, that are one and a part instances greater. hence, for each 3 storeys at the rear elevation of the development, there are just at the major facade. this change is made show up in visible differences among the rear 10 m elevation clad in anthracite-coloured brick, the dwelling rooms wrapped in transparent anodised aluminium, and the horizontal perforated aluminium louvers shuttering the balconies once they are closed. put in on the outer edges of the balconies, they generate different perceptions of the facade and its external areas. with the intention to warrantly their resistance to wind and to minimise most likely bothersome noise a result of extra peak, that they had to be customized equipped and this allowed for a extra streamlined aspect to be designed. EPFL Quartier Nord, pupil Housing, écublens, Switzerland, 2008–2013 a hundred and sixty 252 flats: 172 studios, eighty suites with 2, four, 6, and eight bedrooms 26 25 995 7 25 995 7 19. 35 19. 35 258 264 264 suspended sliding shutters: folded aluminium sheeting, suspended sliding shutters: anodised end folded aluminium sheeting, anodised end 258 26 coping: folded aluminium sheeting, anodised end coping: folded aluminium sheeting, anodised end gravel on bituminous roofing, thermal insulation, gravel on bituminous roofing, bolstered concrete slab thermal insulation, strengthened concrete slab cladding: serigraphed glass, overprinted serigraphy cladding: serigraphed glass, overprinted serigraphy insulation masking and window show: fibre cement panels insulation masking and window display: fibre cement panels 2605 26 forty three eleven 26 forty three eleven sixteen. thirteen sixteen. thirteen 2605 window frames: PVC, aluminium, double glazing window frames: PVC, aluminium, double glazing eleven four. 08 four. 08 955 955 26 eleven 26 cladding: serigraphed glass, overprinted serigraphy cladding: serigraphed glass, overprinted serigraphy 371 suspended ceiling: folded aluminium sheeting, suspended ceiling: anodised end folded aluminium sheeting, anodised end 315 315 371 window frames: metal profiles, powder-coat end, window frames: metal profiles, double glazing powder-coat end, double glazing 20 20 zero. 00 zero. 00 1:50 1:50 zero. 2 zero. 2 1m 1m 161 p. 376 1:1000 2 This scholar housing advanced contains a massive a part of the tremendous undertaking for the hot EPFL Quartier Nord. Studios and suites comprising to 8 bedrooms open onto entry galleries overlooking a landscaped courtyard. the entire bedrooms, nonetheless, are prepared round the exterior perimeter of the structures. in this exterior facade, floor-toceiling home windows in each one bed room are located on a customary grid with the parts in among lined in sober gray fibre-cement panels.

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