Graber Pulver Architekten
Uhlmann apartment complex
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On the edge of the Bremgartenwald forest in Bern, in the context of a
residential area characterised by detached chalet-style family homes from the
1950s, apartment blocks and vast commercial buildings, we propose a distinct,
differentiated form of architecture. People will live where the buildings of a
former transport company once stood. A row of eight slightly offset studio
apartments and four superimposed top floor apartments that face in multiple
directions will be encapsulated in a sculptural, horizontal building structure.
In the centre of the over-deep, ground floor flats a two-storey space rises up
above the food preparation and dining area and brings light into the depths of
the layout, giving the apartment an unexpectedly generous
feeling of space. Akin to an American «porch», the building has an extending, extra high veranda
running along its entire length from which steps lead down into a private
garden surrounded by hedging.