Retirement Residence Community, Domat Ems, CH

Minergie GR-P 003


After the demolition of a former sawmill area in Domat Ems and in the close proximity of the retirement home, the opportunity arose to build a house for the elderly. The site is located near the Falveng Tuma near the recreational area. Generous window openings frame the views to the north, while the south facing facade is an open glass and metal construction.

The central theme of the buildings composition is the needs of its residents. Spacious accessible apartments with world-class facilities give every resident the opportunity to make his privacy a sense of individually with their own furniture. All apartments are south facing.

Swiss Solar Prize 2006
DETAIL Prize 2007 – Special Prize for energy Efficient Building

One Philosophy, One Project, One Place for People

The excessive has eclipsed the essential. And, along the way we forgot the simple truth – the tools through which we live should improve life.

We create physical and sustainable objects that possess the qualities we expect of the world. We clarified the confused, illuminated the mundane and humanised the technological. This simplification is not easy, with idealism and passion for the everyday we have made this vision possible. When asked to create, we replied with honesty and hard work.

Age is a just matter of the Mind

Old age is just a figure of speech

The average age for a Swiss citizen was 82 in 2012.  There is a growing need for retirement communities as the group of elderly citizens who demand housing that suits their needs for togetherness, communication and enhanced living. In 2011 the settlement was enhanced with a bronze addition. Sustainable design, energy efficient residences for the elderly.