Einstein monobrick onion, Regensdorf

Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower – model.
Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower – smart and inexpensive. Zwatt area study contract, Regensdorf, Switzerland, 2019. – The model shows the first three floors with the public utilizations, the lower residential floors as well as the three-dimensionality and colourfulness of the facade.
(Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract – axonometry.
Axonometry. Despite their close urban relationship, the two high-rise buildings have their own independence.
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(Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract – facade views.
Facade views. The socle with the pillars of the supporting structure creates a protected prezone. Thus, the high-rise building enters into a direct dialogue with the urban space.
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Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract– ground floor plan with garden.
Ground floor plan with the garden, which becomes a lobby and where work can be done in summer.
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Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract – model: standard floor.
Model of the standard floor with the 2.5 and 3.5 room apartments.
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Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract – standard floor plan and construction.
Standard floor plan (2.5 and 3.5 room apartments) – and the construction.
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Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract– family tree of floorplans.
Floor plan family tree. Diagrams with the original structure, the variability of the floor plans, the variations of the living rooms and kitchens as well as alternative forms of living such as cluster apartments or flat-sharing communities.
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Monobrick onion (Einstein Zwiebel), a residential tower. Zwatt area study contract  – section.
Sectional view. The design, characterised by horizontal ribbons (bands) and retracted loggias, is answered by an emphasis on the vertical with balconies.
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Einstein Zwiebel (monobrick onion), a residential tower  – facade section.
Section through the facade. The frame construction is infilled with non-load-bearing monobrick masonry. The monolithic exterior wall serves as facade skin and insulation layer.
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Einstein Zwiebel (monobrick onion), a residential tower  – the crown, model.
Model. The crown of the building. It holds a colony of 20 studio apartments. The residents also share a launderette, a panoramic terrace and a common room. The studios can be combined into cluster flats or shared flats.
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Einstein Zwiebel (monobrick onion), a residential tower  – model.
The story didn't take a happy ending.
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