Micro-living trend – in sustainable modular timber construction
High-quality living in the smallest of spaces
The first microapartments in Wiesental in Herisau were occupied in mid-February 2021. Micro-living means maximum living comfort using the minimum amount of space. The architects from Waldburger + Partner launched and designed the pilot project in accordance with the Minergie-P standard. As general contractor, Blumer Lehmann realised the modular timber building with nine apartments and a large roof terrace for communal use.
Production of the 18 timber modules in our factory took 10 weeks. The finished studios consist of two modules with a total area of 47 m2 and are equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom incl. washing machine/tumble dryer and an 8 m2 balcony. The high proportion of timber in the building ensures a homely feel inside and a very good carbon footprint overall. The building’s facade was designed in cooperation with the monument preservation authorities and with consideration for the townscape.
Information on the project can be found at www.compact-living.ch
Everything you need in the smallest of spaces, including a modern, fully equipped kitchen.
The pleasant indoor climate created by the wooden interior and the apartment’s own balcony add to the comfort of the compact living space.
The compact bathroom with practical storage space.
The interplay of materials, colours and built-in furniture adds extra character to the microapartment.