In Geneva, an ingenious home extension for flat dwellers is attracting the attention of passers by on the Chemin Sarrasin.
General view PAN from street to block of flats showing plastic bubble on window.
CU windows showing curtains pull back to show bubble
SV Interior woman opening window to show bubble and room
SV woman opens cupboard in the plastic wall and takes out children's clothes.
SV PAN round bubble nursery showing child's cot
SV woman feeding baby from bottle PAN up to entrance (window) to bubble nursery
CU woman holding baby
SV woman walks into nursery and puts baby into cot (2 shots)
LV exterior of bubble attached to outside of block of flats, PAN to street.
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Background: In Geneva, an ingenious home extension for flat dwellers is attracting the attention of passers by on the Chemin Sarrasin. It is also attracting the attention of the city authorities who say it is unsafe and against the building regulations. The extension is a bubble-like annex on the outside of block of flat. It is reached through a window. The annex is the work of M. Marcel Lachat who added the spare room to his home to accommodate the latest addition to his family. It is made of polyester and has built-in wardrobe for the baby's clothes.
M. Lachat says he'll take down the bubble when he gets suitable accommodation for his family. He complains that in Geneva people are living alone in a five-room flats while he had only a studio for himself, his wife and their baby.