PINTA, NINA ET SANTA MARIA
  • PROGRAM: Urban planning + Housing + Services . SIZE: 8.086M2 + 17.500 M2 . LOCATION: Lausanne, CH . CLIENT: SILL, SCILMO & eauservice p/a Ville de Lausanne . STATUS: competition . TIME: 2012
  • Three long volumes, slightly larger in their center, articulate the stretched and narrow slope of the given plot. The public space flowing between the three buildings from the higher level towards the belvedere opens up on the city and the Evian mountain. A 45° orientation to the north offers equal light conditions for all apartments.

    All ground floors are commercial spaces. On top, the buildings host 150 apartments, all with a privileged view on the landscape.

    The site presents an ideal orientation but has a confrontational relation with the noisy ‘’Sallaz’’ avenue along it. This issue is dealt with a transversal orientation of all apartments and the positioning of services (kitchen, circulation…); they become ‘sound barriers’, leaving all sound-intolerant programs (sleeping and living rooms) on the other side.

    All typologies are a combination of shifted spaces that make the most of light and views. Those transversal spaces are systematically prolonged with loggias toward a quiet panorama.
  • Crédits
    In association with Julien Ecoffey . Léonard Gurtner
  • 2008
  • 2021
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  • Frédéric Karam
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  • PAUXP, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • PLACE AUX ENFANTS, CH
  • Frédéric Karam . wood x mug
  • BLAES, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • CHUQ, FR
  • Frédéric Karam
  • KNUST, BE
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • THE CONTROL AND THE UNEXPECTED
  • Joffrey About, Frédéric Karam
  • TRIANGLE HOUSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • DUCHESSE, BE
  • Frédéric Karam
  • 449,5 Km, NL
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • ZAV, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos, Harold Vermeiren
  • KOTO, BE
  • Nicole Froehlich, Frédéric Karam, Michiel Van Der Loos
  • Al Dabal compound, SA
  • Frédéric Karam, RAUM404
  • Lx3, LB
  • Julien Ecoffey, Léonard Gurtner, Frédéric Karam
  • Huis Voor Een Visser, BE
  • Frédéric Karam, Olivier Roegiest
  • Lisière, CH
  • Marnie Amato, Nathanaël Chollet, Frédéric Karam
  • Wall Villa, LB
  • Frédéric Karam, Mio Tsuneyama
  • NOTAN OFFICE is a Brussels based architecture practice founded in 2014 by Frédéric Karam.
    Aware of the specificity of each project, the studio often collaborates with others and works on projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, England and Belgium.

    The work of NOTAN OFFICE is socially and programmatically committed. With a rational approach, the studio boldly manipulate the established, resulting in a unique architecture.
    Whatever the scale, the approach is contextual and seeks to enhance the essence of a place, the people and their concerns in line with today’s society.

    With sustainability in mind, architecture needs to be generous and let the users make it their own.
    NOTANs projects offers sensorial experiences; from spaces to material, the projects are textural.

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    JOBS
    We are constantly looking for talented collaborators and interns
    We only accept digital applications in PDF.
    Send them at notan@notan-office.com
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    FOUNDER: Frédéric Karam
    COLLABORATORS: Pauline Malaquin, Sibel Yardimci, Victor Selle, Charles Dujardin, Arthur Wery.
    PAST COLLABORATORS: Argjire Gashi, Esther Perrier, Isis Desmaison, Tommaso Asso, Zyad Belhaj, Sara Lapinska.