How does a mountains village where 80% of its expansion took place in the last 40 years develop?
Verbier is a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. It is located on a southward terrace. All the urbanisation relies on foreign investors who wanted to build a lot of houses quickly in order to make a lot of money. In fact the urban plan seems to be chaotic and only ruled by money.
The analysis of this particular type of urbanism deals with its limits and the way to stop this tissue of chalet-style buildings. There are many factors which limit the expansion, the most important of which is nature: thepresence of ravines, the danger of avalanche...
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...
Thus it is important to work at different scales simultaneously and to use models, plans, sections, perspectives, etc. The studio offers a way to test and to design housing by using typologies and by adapting to contemporary requirements.
The project develops itself first by using exercices about housing ,such as housing sequences, windows or atmosphere, all reflecting on the notion of the inside towards the outside.
The urban form consists of two bars which define two different spaces. The concept leads to different modular spaces which can be put together to create multiple combinations of lofts. Then the space continues generating Logias and Bow-windows in between structural frames. Besides, concrete and wood create a quiet atmosphere...
The project e-hanger is the first project in industrial design at the Univerty of Art and Design Lausanne.
The principle is to make a maximum of five folds and two cuts on the same material and use to elaborate an object.
The project wants to be sustainable and economical by using the paperboard which holds the shirt. In fact it uses this ecological technique to become a simple and practical hanger...