Lake Rotsee Refuge / AFGH

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Architects: AFGH
Location: Rotsee, Lucerne
Partners In Charge: , Gabrielle Hächler
Area: 123.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

House in Rüti / AFGH

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Architects: AFGH
Location: Rüti,
Project Leader: Barbara Schaub
Planners: CES Bauingenieur AG, Seewen SZ, GLB Zürich Land, Hinwil ZH, GLB Zürich Land, Hinwil ZH / Gadola Fassaden AG
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

What Anchors a House in Itself / Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler

Architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler recently published a monograph detailing seven buildings and their design philosophy. It is easy to get caught up in the mesmerizing images of this book. With little more than plywood and , they bring spaces to life in a way that few can. They demonstrate how “spatial quality is by no means merely an issue of the materials employed.” That being said, make sure you pull yourself away from the images as the text should not be missed. Besides their own contributions, other authors include, Kurt W. Forster, Marie Theres Stauffer, Gianni Jetzer, and Hubertus Adam.

More on the monograph after the break.

Erlenbach Cemetery Building / AFGH

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The Cemetery Building houses the visitor area facilities for the cemetery. Designed by , architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler, the building includes a room for ceremony services, two vigil rooms, a waiting room, and porch services. Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of this project.

Architects: AFGH
Location: Erlenbach, Switzerland
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

Grieder House / AFGH

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The residence in Küsnacht near Zurich is a late work of the Swiss architect Theodor Laubi, built in 1956 on a plot of land with an ample garden and flanked by a forest. After several changes of owners and their corresponding conversions and extensions the house had lost its original modernistic character.

In 2005 the residence was fortunately taken over by new owners (a young couple – a gallery owner and an artist) who recognised the potential of the house. The opening of a gallery for contemporary art in the ground floor not only revitalised the house but also transformed it into a partial, semi-public building that profited the whole surrounding residential area.

Architects: AFGH
Location: Lärchentobelstrasse 25, CH 8700 Küsnacht,
Client: Damian Grieder, Melanie Swarovski
Planners: Reto Bonomo, Rüdingen
Cooperation: Carlo Fumarola
Project Area: 670 sqm
Project Year: 2005-2006
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

House Presenhuber / AFGH

Architects: AFGH
Location: CH-7557 Vnà, GR,
Project year: 2006-2007
Construction year: 2006-2007
Client: Eva Presenhuber
Planners: Jon Andrea Könz
Budget: 900.000 CHF (US $866.551)
Constructed Area: 224 sqm
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

House Müller Gritsch / AFGH

Architects: AFGH
Location: CH-5600 Lenzburg, AG,
Project year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2006-2007
Client: Barbara Müller, Stefan Gritsch
Commissioner: the City of Almere, the Netherlands, DMO NME, Hans Warrink
Planners: Peter Camenzind AG, prefab
Budget: 580.000 CHF (US $564.477)
Constructed Area: 232 sqm
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

Holiday House on the Rigi / AFGH

Architects: AFGH
Location: Scheidegg,
Clients: Andreas Fuhrimann, Gabrielle Hächler, Pius Sidler
Wood planner: Peter Camenzind AG, Gersau
Project year: 2002-2003
Construction year: 2003-2004
Area: 242 sqm
Budget: 580,000 CHF (USD$465,000)
Photographs: Valentin Jeck

House for architects and artists / AFGH

Architects: AFGH / – Gabrielle Hachler (Switzerland)
Clients: Andreas Fuhrimann, Gabrielle Hächler, Pipilotti Rist, Balz Roth
Consutants: Reto Bonomo, Rüdingen (Ing,), SJB.Kemptner.Fitze AG, Herisau (Holzbauing.), Bauphysik Meier AG, Dällikon
Project year: 2002-2003
Construction year: 2003-2004
Area: 1035 sqm
Budget: $2,2M CHF (USD$1,7M)