MYCOCOON, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
The fact that cocooning can be an entirely effective architecturaltool is demonstrated by Daluz Gonzalez & Cajos Architekten with their housing complex in the booming northof Zurich. One of the most defining features of the linear blocks is their cantilevered loggias.
The complex in Zurich’s Glattpark district consists of two linear blocks that span the entire length of the property. The private inner courtyard between them is accentuated by a bending of the deeper of the two building structures.
HIGH LEVELS OF PRIVACY
From a purely visual viewpoint, the buildings already make good on their promiseof serving as high-quality retreats for the residents. The two parallel buildings featureloggia and balcony elements that areoffset from each other, as well as spacious interior loggias. In combination with the warmly coloured punctuated facades, these “cocoons” convey an inviting and cosy impression.
LIGHT AND SPACE
The light flooding in through the loggiasgives the interior of the 118 residential units its cosy atmosphere. The oak parquet flooring with matt varnish finish in theliving area and colour-coordinated ceramic tiles on the loggias and balconies also play their part in creating a warm ambience for the residents. The piping technology contributes to the high standard ofliving. Thanks to Geberit Silent-db20, the discharge pipes are quiet, thus ensuringa high quality of life is achieved in the two and-a-half-room and three-and-a-half room apartments with joined living and dining rooms.
Whether stack or floor connection – the highly sound-insulating drainage system Geberit Silent-db20 is the ideal solution for projects with high sound insulation requirements:
- Premium residential buildings
- Retirement and nursing homes