Comte Vollenweider, there is no “small project”
Comte Vollenweider is an agency structured around employees trained according to a specific approach, based on attention to the territory, the landscape and the social and urban context.
Projects are approached with the widest possible field of investigation to reach the essence of the topic in question. This approach allows Comte Vollenweider to consider that there is no such thing as a “small project”.
Fundamental is the exploration of the formal limits of the structure and the constraints related to safety. Openness and thirst for diversity push designers to focus on the primary values of architecture.
It is often noted in the studio’s projects, the project’s ambition to create a link between the different scales that delimit the site under consideration.
Observing the works, it seems that the building is a large sculpted urban body with interstices communicating with the city; with a vegetated heart surrounded by a volume of variable height in search of the best solar orientations.
The structure becomes a “piece of the city” easily readable.
Usually the designers consider the neighborhood as an independent urban entity, annexed to the historic center, where it is possible to create collective buildings, through a careful urban planning analysis.
Urban renewal must be provided, especially in the most delicate areas of a city, in order to offer a new living environment to the inhabitants.
The relationship with the city and the suburbs must be strengthened.
Faced with the challenges of our contemporary society, they claim an “openness to the world”, a sensitive attention to the landscape where the technique is used a design tool with a view to responsible and sustainable architecture.