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Country House / E2A

  • 02:00 - 22 May, 2015
Country House / E2A
Country House / E2A, © Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

© Dominique Marc Wehrli © Francesca Giovanelli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli + 12

  • Design Team

    Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert with Samuel Benz, Stefan Bernoulli
  • General Contractor

    HRS Hauser Rutishauser Suter AG, Zurich
  • Construction Management

    Ruoss & Witzig, Zurich
  • Structural Engineer

    STB Schnyder + Tobler Bauingenieure GmbH, Zurich
  • Landscape Architect

    Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, Zurich
  • Façade Engineering

    GKP Fassadentechnik AG, Aadorf
  • Building Physics

    Leuthardt + Mäder, Brüttisellen
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© Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

Text description provided by the architects. A house with two components of spaces; chambers and voids. The chambers fulfill precisely identified purposes, the voids can anticipate to all the rest yet to come: the chambers are conceived for individual family members, the void to meet and be together.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The house is a free standing volume on a long subtle slope, slightly rotated in plan. Its inclined roof, approx. parallel to the ground, puts the building in relation to the existing types of country houses. The fades underline the volumetric appearance of the void, acting as eyes and observing the beauty of the landscape.

© Francesca Giovanelli
© Francesca Giovanelli

The entry hall, the garden access, the dining area, and the family den form the key activities within the void. A sculptural staircase and a double height space mark the center and receive natural light through a large skylight.


Since the chambers maintain their diverse and personal atmosphere, the voids are kept homogeneously with continuous materials.

© Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli
Cite: "Country House / E2A" 22 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884