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Courtesy of kit Architects
Courtesy of kit Architects

Designed by kit Architects, in collaboration with schibliholenstein architekten, the winning proposal for a 33 apartment housing development in Nuerensdorf, Zurich, Switerland consists of six buildings, which occupy the land equally. The loose alternating arrangement allows multiple connections to the open countryside in the north and to the garden framed single and multi-family dwellings in the immediate neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

With their windmill-like floor plan the buildings fit the scale of the existing context. A seven and a four unit house are the two basic types, both combining duplexes with detached character, ground floor apartments and penthouses. All dwellings are dual aspects with private outdoor spaces along the recessed corners – on ground floor level as perches followed by private gardens, on first floor level as loggias and on the attic floor as spacious terraces. The individual units are organized by an entrance zone with compactly arranged adjoining rooms, a bedroom zone and an open-plan living-dining area with interesting cross and external references.

Courtesy of kit Architects
Courtesy of kit Architects

Architects: kit Architects, in collaboration with schibliholenstein architekten Location: Nuerensdorf, Zurich, Switzerland Landscape Design: planetage Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG Environmental Engineering: 3-Plan Status: Invited competition 2012 | 1st place Type: Housing development Size: 8,000 m2

Cite:Alison Furuto. "Housing Development / kit Architects" 02 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>