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House S / Nimmrichter cda

  • 01:00 - 31 December, 2009
House S / Nimmrichter cda
House S / Nimmrichter cda, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dietlikon, Switzerland
  • Architects

    nimmrichter cda, Architekten ETH SIA
  • Project Team

    Rolf Carl Nimmrichter, Dennis Clayton Matthiesen
  • Site Management

    Knecht Baumangement, Schlieren
  • Timber Construction

    Hector Egger, Langenthal
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. In a Zurich municipality, better known for its industrial and shopping facilities, nimmrichter cda compiled a study dealing with the long term development of a plot of land with an existing building on site.  A comprehensive survey of various factors revealed the plot's development potential for the next generation. Competing against a modular house manufacturer, the unconventional design submitted by Rolf Nimmrichter's architecture office was awarded the commission.

The parameters of the design were determined by the desire for autonomy of form and materiality, as well as the new building's interaction with the house and pool already on the land. An existing pavilion, acting as pool and summer house, was demolished and replaced by a new volume.

The new building's form is a response to its position on the site, and the angled façade reflects the client's desire for living areas offering different degrees of openness or seclusion. The exterior is faced with horizontal, open-jointed cedar batten cladding, which further emphasises the geometry of the building.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

The three-floor building's overall volume is 1, 000 m³. Garage and necessary storage and utility rooms are located in the basement. The open-plan ground floor comprises one large living, eating and cooking area, and there are three bedrooms and a recessed balcony on the upper floor.

The interior, also designed by nimmrichter cda, is defined by its core faced in chestnut wood, which encompasses the entrance hall, with cloakroom and externally-accessible guest toilet, and the staircase.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

The box delineates the eating-living area and contrasts with the dark, rough concrete floor and the black kitchen elements.

The building is Minergie® certified, a registered quality label for low-energy buildings. The energy concept includes making use of the neighbouring house's existing heating system and using solar panels to heat water for both houses.

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mauro parolo · November 10, 2010

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Mark Bailey · April 17, 2010

Dream House of the day: House S by Nimmrichter cda - http://ow.ly/1z93H

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J. F. · January 03, 2010

very flat...

Mario Estay · January 02, 2010

a beautiful work, but where play children?, where it is mankind?

TDA · January 01, 2010

Exterior form and facade is pretty boring, but the interior is very well done.
A strong palette of textures and materials and the millwork is excellent!

thomas foral · January 01, 2010

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Otto Irawan · January 01, 2010

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Doug · January 01, 2010

Fantastic representation of restrained exuberance. Tis all in the details. The glass wall/stair/, cabinet transition is very well executed.

Bruno · January 01, 2010

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