Swiss architects Group8 have completed this residential block covered in pink sun screens in Geneva.
Called Coral House, the project has a glazed facade that can be covered by fabric sunshades, which roll up into the window frames when not in use.
The building includes 58 housing units and two floors of commercial space, spread over five storeys and a basement level.
Photographs are by Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio.
The information below is from Group8:
The Coral house is located in the Chandieu area, formed by a large urban block surrounded by Rue Giuseppe-Motta, Grand-Pré and Chandieu. The site is accessible by the main road Grand-Pré, this avenue lined with trees, cuts straight though the building block. The future underground parking will be accessible by the entrance of the adjacent building, the Azure center, located on the Grand-Pré road.
This new housing estate takes part of the regeneration of a former industrial site and completes, together with the Bamboo Residence, a large city block. At the intersection of the avenue and the Chandieu road, a public square supplemented by a fountain and a sculpture will be built in collaboration between the artiste Fabric Gygi and the architectural office ADR.