“the individual houses (2 basic types, 4 and 5 feet wide, three stories each) can be as simple as possible and economically designed. at the same time everything is done to private indoor and outdoor spaces to insights from protect and separate the house from each other acoustically perfect. all paths in the system are sfrei traffic. only in the central street there is a limited shuttle service.”

28/06/2012 § 1 Comment

atelier 5, siedlung halen (1955-61)

 

i think this is the closest you can get to a modernist utopia – which might explain why it seems a little creepy.  i can just imagine a corbusian cult living in this isolated community.  siedlung halen, designed by architecture team atelier 5, is a small township tucked into a forest sloping down to the edge of a river in switzerland.

 

towards a new feral architecture

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title]     today’s title is google translation of atelier 5’s siedlung halen project description.  for more, including some informative sections and plans, check out their project pdf.

[images]     typically i like to credit photographs, but there is not a lot of information about this project on the web.  the above images were snagged from a google search.

[more nature + housing + concrete]     the decision to post about siedlung halen came to mind following recent ayh posts on 120 birch trees and a community designed with the community.

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