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Zoe Spittle


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Light Model

Interior Perspe


Site Analysis

Plug-in Model

Staircase Concept

Layout Plan

Concept Board

Figure 1.

Figure 2.

Oak Exterior Decking

Steel Frame Structure Exterior Metal Cladding

Rainwater Collection

The Urban Tree External Staircase


Entrance to Dwelling Rainwater Channel


Access to Terrace

Figure 1.

Figure 2.

The Dwellings

The Roof Terraces

Ventilation Vent Plumming

Figure 3.

Electricity Cables

Figure 3. Central Circulation

Water Pump Warm Water Pipe Cold Water Pipe

Reinforced Concrete

External Staircase Reinforced Concrete Central Void Main Entrance

Figure 4. Pile Foundations

Pile Base

Figure 4.

s R ese arc h ria l Mat e

Stainless Steel Panels


Gigon and Guyer s from a company c Frauenfeld, Switz the Liner Museum specialise in arch where bespoke so


The stainless steel pannels used were blasted w reflective shine. This enables it to fit in much be is more subtle than a mirrored finish. it also refl looking its best amidst rumbling grey clouds. Eve the style of the Liner Museum and the surroundi

Appenzell, Switzerland

Typical wooden shingles on a house near Appenzell, Switzerland. The wood weathers to a silver-grey colour.

Liner Museum in Appenzell, Switzerland. The large stainless steel shingles are directly inspired by the local venacular architecture. It echoes the traditional weathered grey wooden shingles of the surrounding houses both in colour and shape.


sourced the stainless steel panels called Tchshmid. Tchshmid are based in zerland, around 50km from the site where m was built. They are a company who hitectural metal construction, especially olutions are required.

with glass pearls to rid it of it's highly etter with the surrounding landscape as it lects the typical weather in the area, en though there is a huge contrast between ing buildings, it does not look out of place.

Material Properties

One of the main reasons stainless steel was closen as the cladding for this project is that it is not expected to corrode. It requires very little maintenance so will stay looking new for a long time. This means it will not loose the contrast with the surrounding buildings the architects desired.



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section of stainless steel panel

Material U-Value

The U-Value of of the stainless steel panels o own is 5.61.

Stainless steel cladding gives both walls and ro U-Value of 1.05. This is quite high in comparison low energy buildings, however in comparison to public buildings built in the 90's it is not unusua


stainless steel 3mm air gap 50mm timber batons 20mm insulation 50mm

concrete block 500mm

plaster 100mm


steel panels are secured in place by rivets. The rivets are invisible ways covered by another panel. The panels are only fixed in two re that the rivets are never seen. This gives the cladding the look ales.

e panels are only ned to the waterproof b-structrein two ces.This allows for the w of air and also drainage rainwater.

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Light Properties The choice of stainless steel was affected by the reflection it would give through the windows to the interior. To avoid coloured glare which would interfere with the art they chose a neutral coloured stainless stell.

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Gigon and Guyer purposeful chose for the place by the form of the g pattern over the wal profile they seem to s Detailing not to line the panels w silouette. Instead they fo the next wall or roof. Th panels create a continu skin wrapped over the building, alluding to the aethetic of scales on a reptile.

smaller sized panls

larger sized panels

lly ement of the panels not to be dictated gallery.They are dispersed in a uniform lls and roof of the building and in stop at the edges. The architects chose with the edges to as not to define it's old around the edges and continue onto his means the pattern of the steel uous e

The gallery rooms in the south sie of the building are smaller than those in the north side. To keep the room proportions constant the rooves are lower in the south side of the building. To make them all look a similar siz from the outside the panels cladding the larger rooms are larger than those cladding the smaller rooms. This tricks the eye into believing they are 8 all the same size. 7

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The entire outer skin

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individual panels


By Zoe Spittle

digital portfolio year 2  

digital portfolio, second year architecture school