LafargeHolcim Foundation Professional Exchange on Sustainable Construction
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Boba flat – horizontal densification

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Boba flat – horizontal densification

The project is an architectural concept for dense development based on horizontal instead of vertical density. The project was elaborated for ABZ Cooperative of Zurich, Switzerland.

The presentation board explains six cardinal points of Boba flat: The history of the building remains recognizable, no open areas are wasted, the pattern of space use optimizes the usable area, a lively sequence of micro and macro prevents tedious repetition, energy management is decentralized, and long-term thinking has sway over short-term benefits.

Forum Details
Forum

Re-inventing Construction
April 13 to April 17, 2010

Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
1st prize
Student Poster Competition
Authors
Forrest Meggers
Main Author
Forrest Meggers
National University of Singapore, Dept of Architecture, School of Design & Environment Princeton, NJ, USA
Philippe Jorisch
Main Author
Philippe Jorisch
National University of Singapore, Dept of Architecture, School of Design & Environment Switzerland
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Main Author
Dario Pfammatter
National University of Singapore, Dept of Architecture, School of Design & Environment Switzerland
LafargeHolcim Foundation