How to create a safe haven, a welcoming home that provides tranquility, safety and a sense of belonging in the middle of a city is one thing.
Doing it with minimal resources and by means of a design that invites occupants to take good care of their surroundings is quite another.
There is little more satisfying then to provide people with a clean slate to write their next chapter on.
In Splichal's case, that is to be taken quite literally. On the heavily polluted site of a former printing factory, YUGENING Architecture revivified community life.
Natural stone is a phenomenal product to work with. It demands craftsmanship, creativity, engineering, sustainability, brute force and a subtle touch to come together.
The Interstone project does exactly that.
Built on the former industrial site of a concrete producer, LUX represents what a healthy relationship with the city council makes possible for a new neighborhood, a community that can start with a clean slate.
That's not even mentioning how life and work balance is literally present on the LUX grounds.
The charme of a decades old, organically grown urban layout presents its unique challenges. How to unlock the potential of 'forgotten' patch of land while respecting the villages character and vistas?
Cruebeke solved a number of issues at once.