Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N

  • 12 Jun 2013
  • Housing Residential Selected Works
© Roger Frei

Architects: EM2N
Location: Wehntalerstrasse, CH-8046 , Switzerland
Architect In Charge:
Area: 29967.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roger Frei

© Roger Frei

This development uses different heights to respond to the surrounding buildings in Zurich-Affoltern. Towards the road the buildings are connected at ground floor level to form an urban plinth and in this way protect the buildings behind from street noise. The positions of the large projecting balconies (which also have recessed areas) are staggered from floor to floor and thus sculpture the volume of the building. Together with the coloured parapets and metallic bands of windows they help structure the buildings and shape the character of the development.

© Roger Frei

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Cite: "Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N" 12 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=383125>

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