Form ever follows function.Louis Sullivan - Architect
Outspoken, yet elegant, function
Form is the elegant image of a well-structured space. Rectilinear shapes are easily referenced by the human eye. Therefore, plan rectangular geometries and, when use and climate permit, transparent volumes.
Form expresses content. On Roche sites, this means a regular structure with clear, uncluttered internal organization that avoids extravagance.
Roche buildings share certain formal attributes: rationality, rectangular geometries, clear lines, lack of ornamentation, evident positioning of entrance and, above all, a timeless appearance.
Key to The expression of function
- Form relates to the content and interior organization, reflecting the building’s function.
- Use rectilinear forms, as they are easily referenced by the human eye.
- Roche buildings must have a timeless elegant appearance.