L House / Philippe Stuebi

© Dominique Marc Wehrli

Architect: Philippe Stuebi
Location: Zurich,
Project Team: Markus Schietsch, Sven Bestenheider, Christine Heimgartner,
Budget: US$ 1.9M
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Dominique Marc Wehrli

ground floor plan
first floor plan
second floor plan

The expressive volumetry emerged thanks to the special form of the plot and the requirement of the constructor to place a maximal volume on the plot. With the method of the hollowing out the room program and the sculptural building body became incorporated. The sketch development was a work of lining up the demanded areas to a movement going through the house: stretch, widths, narrowing, grinding out from mass to a coherent sequence of space according to the principle of the enfilade.

© Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

Each area remains its completely specific character in size and form (conical entry area with clothes and guest wc.,large cubic double-story entrance hall, triangular loggia as color area, double-story inside rounded library which is downstairs three sided glazed, etc.) so that when entering the house various and surprising, only in moving itself the opening space experiences occur. The basement consists of large washing concrete elements (white carrara marble ball with white cement) which are interupted by space-high glazings. The three-sided glazing of the library in the basement ist reflected. Depending upon time of day and lighting conditions you can see the stored books or the reflected garden. The upper floors are implemented in bright lime finish and the glazings in nature-anodized aluminium.

Cite: "L House / Philippe Stuebi" 29 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=79549>


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    i like it a lot! good volume. good spaces
    Not a big fan of the pink though…
    what a bizar combination with the marble floor
    ps: stuebi, there is something wrong with your website! :)

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    Pink isn’t my favorite color either, but it works well as a punch of color in an otherwise neutral house. It also relates to the pink flowers on the tree in the yard.

    In general I like this project, it is unique and full of character.

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    It blends in wonderfully with its surroundings! Love the library, the transparency of it and the curved lines!

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