urban railways areas, a new densification

The density in contemporary towns is a serious issue. But the town keeps its own traces to become a superposition of various layers.

This project is located in Renens in the outskirts of Lausanne in Switzerland. Renens was made of working-class quarters and the old buildings on the site used to be factories...

The urban form is related to the urban tissue of Renens but seperated by the street. To the North, it is a continuation of the present buildings and to the south the forms establish a contact with the railway. Empty spaces and occupied spaces alternate. The ground floors are commercial or offices areas.

The loft typology is developed with "boxes plan". The central box joins together the bathroom fittings and plumbing defining all the fluidity and the spatiality of the loft, like sequences around the box.