My Vision

A good design is based on the functionality over form, being function that configures form. My projects on the basis of this premise, present a minimalist character and their design seeks to achieve the simplicity.

My work searches to enhance our sense of environment, its identity and relationship as many with ourselves as the physical spaces we inhabit, whether natural or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2011 Anuaria Awards (second prize)
  • 2011 Bianuario ADCV Awards (selected)

St. Martin Apartment Buildings

Work Sample | Execution

The project consists in designing and executing three new apartment buildings in Gockhausen and was designed by MOKA Architekten from Zurich.

The buildings open up to natural illumination and views that provide the green area, away from the road traffic noise. Thanks to the horizontal stratification of the buildings and the cantilevered balconies, it seems that the buildings float above the green area from the valley side.

The volumes are clearly legible and simply, with a size of urban villa, each building have three apartments per floor and two penthouses around a central staircase, in total 24 apartments with the biggest size and best possible distribution. The car entrance is by the existing north-west access directly from road via ramp. The underground parking level counts with 41 parking spaces and connects the three buildings.

My tasks on project per phase as Project Architect according to SIA-norms:

Bidding (41-Ausschreibung):
– Creation of the tender plans and relevant details (1:5/1:20): carpentry work, interior doors, interior fittings (bathrooms, kitchens, cores and public entrances) and metal construction.

Execution (51-Ausführung):
– Creation of the work plans (1:50/1:100): environment, floor plans, sections and facades.

  • Location:

    Gockhausen, Dübendorf (Schweiz)

  • Architecture:

    MOKA Architekten AG, Zurich

  • Photographer:

    Thies Wachter

  • Project | Execution:

    2010 | 2011 - 2013

  • Surface (Geschossfläche, GF):

    3’770m²

  • Volume (Gebäudevolumen, GV):

    11’020m³