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House At Zimmerberg Bottom / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

  • 01:00 - 9 July, 2013
House At Zimmerberg Bottom / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
House At Zimmerberg Bottom / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten, © Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

© Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann + 21

  • Collaborators

    Claudio Sticca, Caroline Welter
  • Structure

    Ingenieurbüro Hansruedi Schlatter
  • Building Physics

    Bakus Bauphysik & Akustik
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

© Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

The one-story house, which has impressive diagonal views of Lake Zurich and the Alps, is situated on the upper edge of the village, on a longish, slightly sloping site. The construction is defined by a guide wall and angular concrete wall establishing the diagonal panorama towards the lake.

© Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

The differentiated composition of horizontal and vertical elements confers a sculptural quality to the protective structure. Arranged behind, an open glass and oak front relates interior with exterior spaces. At different times of the day, multiple situations converge here, in terms of space and light.The limestone concrete, with sharp edges and smooth finish, anchors the building to the ground. Raising the living level slightly above the surroundings, provides more intimacy in the private areas. The glass facade is tightened room-high to the two cantilever concrete slabs.

© Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

The light-coloured concrete walls in front create a series of intermediate spaces from the interior to the exterior. They are not aligned with the glass facade and are jutting out over the concrete slabs. These transit areas have thus been articulated as a courtyard with trees, patio, porch or terrace. In the south-facing terrace, sheltered by the long retaining wall, a swimming-pool has been inserted flush with the floor. The abraded concrete surface enables the light limestone gravel to be seen, giving the surface a warm expression.

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Fixtures are built in floor to ceiling as structural elements, which gives a certain generosity to the interior.The choice of materials is austere and reduced, enabling to perceive the nuances in the light ambiances with greater intensity.

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Cite: "House At Zimmerberg Bottom / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten" 09 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/396999/house-at-zimmerberg-bottom-rossetti-wyss-architekten/> ISSN 0719-8884