Lacroix Chessex is a Swiss architectural practice with an office based in Geneva. Immeuble de Logements, which translates simply to Apartment building, encircles a calm retreat in spite of the fact that it is a residential dwelling for multiple owners.
Located in the Swiss village of St. Sulpice, the area where is the house situated, wasn’t new for the architects since it is the third project executed by the team of Lacroix Chessex on Bochet street. Despite the unique shape of the three volumes, the construction can be thought of as two single houses, from which one part of the construction faces the north, where the entrance is located and the other two face the south-east and the south-west. The actual building consists of six residential apartments in co-ownership.
The concrete staircase serves as the centerpiece of the building, with the flats located around them. Each floor is divided into two different apartments consisting of four and a half rooms. Each condo features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one kitchen built together with the living room. Furthermore, every single home contains one balcony and one veranda facing the south, allowing the residents to take in the calming view of nature.
The seemingly rough materials, such as the concrete ceiling and mineral stone floor are balanced by warmer elements like the beautiful deep colored wood. The place all together creates a spacious living atmosphere with wide openings featuring a 180 degree view of the scenic landscape, bringing the environment closer to the residents all year round.