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  5. Gus Wüstemann Architects
  6. 2017
  7. House Z22 and Warehouse F88 / Gus Wüstemann Architects

House Z22 and Warehouse F88 / Gus Wüstemann Architects

  • 03:00 - 10 March, 2017
House Z22 and Warehouse F88 / Gus Wüstemann Architects
House Z22 and Warehouse F88  / Gus Wüstemann Architects, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

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  • Team

    Manuel Greter, Bianca Kilian, Valentin Kokudev, Daniel Pelach, Panagiota Sarantinoudi, Gus Wüstemann
  • Ingenieur

    Born Partner AG
  • Builder

    Corti AG
  • Carpenter

    Cremer Bruhin AG
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© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

From the architect. This is a Reconstruction of a multi-family house with workshop rooms underneath in the area Seefeld of  the city of Zurich. The house has been in a core zone since the new regulations. Therefore the outlines of the existing volumes are protected and the project had to be  developed in collaboration with the conservation of monuments.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

The project is a contextual dialogue with history, the house is 170 years old. The historic, massive stone walls were the starting point for applying new contemporary forms of living – fresh typologies:
5 small apartments in the 'house' and 4 residential ateliers in the former workshops.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

House Z22 
The dwelling house is a townhouse built 170 years ago. The natural stone walls were created so long ago, but even then the walls were plastered. Now we have removed the original plaster layers and this led to a raw state of the natural stone walls, which never existed. It is a reference to the material, the construction and to the 'work' itself, how was it made?The architectonic-social aspect, the bourgeois house of the time, is playing a minor part but it is still the same house from the outside.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

In a confined space, we have developed a flowing, free-flowing space along the natural stone walls. A new typology of 'promenade architecturale' in a confined space, where, depending on the social structure and the course of the day, the programs unfold and communicate with the periphery, the natural stone wall.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

The built in light weight strucures are plastered with basic plaster - and have a rocky appearance. The built-in furniture is made of raw concrete, raw wood and raw plaster.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

The wooden windows were mounted directly onto the natural stone slabs with 20cm thick solid wooden frames.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

Stone Arches And Concrete Topography
In the workshops we answered to the large natural stone arches with a topography of concrete - a contemporary response to a strong historical element.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

A stone landscape takes up programs that are only marginal in appearance - tectonics and light are in the focus, filling the space with a poetic force.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

Raw Is Finished
We have natural stone walls of one meter width, concrete furniture and wooden windows with a 20 cm thick solid frame. The dialogue on the historical context consists in the reference of the 'work', how and by whom was it made - at that time large stone blocks were stacked together - today, topographies were formed from reinforced concrete.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

It's about the craft.

All the elements were put into the raw original state or it was rebuilt raw - a tribute to the material - without hierarchization. There are no inferior materials. Social contamination and connotation disappear. As a result, the space becomes free and authentic - just as people can be.

© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "House Z22 and Warehouse F88 / Gus Wüstemann Architects" 10 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/806811/house-z22-and-warehouse-f88-gus-wustemann-architects/>
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