1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Apartments
  4. Switzerland
  5. EM2N
  6. 2012
  7. Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N

Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N

  • 01:00 - 12 June, 2013
Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wehntalerstrasse, CH-8046 Zurich
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

  • Area

    29967.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei + 8

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

Text description provided by the architects. 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
© Roger Frei

View the complete gallery

Project location

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N" 12 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.