ENET House / Gole GmbH

ENET House / Gole GmbH

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Exterior Photography, WindowsENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Table, Facade, Chair, Windows, HandrailENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Countertop, Chair, Sink, Windows, Handrail, BeamENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Table, Windows, Chair, Balcony, Beam+ 20

  • Architects: Gole GmbH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  610
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Damian Poffet
  • Lead Architects : Igor Gole
ENET House / Gole GmbH - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Damian Poffet

Text description provided by the architects. The residential and business ensemble on Ennetweg in Lucerne - or: a little history of transparent architecture.

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Damian Poffet

There is architecture - and there is transparent architecture. Transparent not only in the sense of constructively obvious or ideally self-explanatory; but also in the sense of effectively transparent: glass fronts, glass shelves, glass furniture. The idea is not new, on the contrary: it is 2000 years old. However, it only became popular in 1851 with the establishment of the "Crystal Palace" in London.

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Table, Windows, Chair, Balcony, Beam
© Damian Poffet
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Section
ENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Living Room, Lighting, Windows, Chair, Bedroom
© Damian Poffet
ENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Windows
© Damian Poffet

Here, we modernized a house from 1943. The spacious garden on the plot could be used for an additional new building on one's own. The result is a four-part residential and office ensemble. A place for creative people: it was built, following the Japanese example, in a small space that thrives to reach heights.

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography
© Damian Poffet

A window front as high as a house casts light at your discretion. The floors are not continuous and thus create an unusual openness over the entire height of the building. Every centimeter is used: the stairwell is also a shelf, the wall also a cupboard, the exposed concrete is optionally a floor, bench or shower tray. And everywhere in between: glass, glass, glass. Glass intermediate floors, glass room walls, even a glass bathroom - arranged so that the neighbors cannot see it.

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Countertop, Chair, Sink, Windows, Handrail, Beam
© Damian Poffet
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Elevation
ENET House / Gole GmbH - Interior Photography, Table, Facade, Chair, Windows, Handrail
© Damian Poffet

Those who want to be on the side of progress today must judge this consequence as consistent: the built transparency is only an image of the digital permeability that has already been created.

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Damian Poffet

A 2000 year old idea, implemented for the 21st century: Welcome to the glass house.

ENET House / Gole GmbH - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
© Damian Poffet

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Address:Lutzern, Switzerland

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Cite: "ENET House / Gole GmbH" 12 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/968222/enet-house-gole-gmbh> ISSN 0719-8884

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