New concrete house in Füllinsdorf
Hannes Henz

New concrete house in Füllinsdorf

Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects 建築家 として

This new house is situated in anexisting residential area in Füllinsdorf. The surrounding is largely determined by single-family houses, which were built around the 1960’s.

On the site therewas a house from this period, which was demolished in favour of the new building.

The house is positioned on the lower part of the plot, to leave space for a further construction, in terms of possible future development and densification of the area.

The site, with a light slope, is close to the forest (the local recreation area) and has a certain remote view through the neighbourhood trees.

The new building is inserted in the neighbourhood with formal restraint. The positionin the corner of the plot and the proximity to the two streets is used to access tothe three-storey building: Onthe 1.floor there is the main entrance and the covered carport (on the valley side), while onthe 3.floor (on the mountain side) is a second entrance, which leads the visitors, through the small courtyard, into the main living area.

The staircase in the centre of the house, with a skylight,whichleaves natural light in, connects the three floors together.On the 1.floor are(apart the main entrance with wardrobe and the covered carport) the cellar, storage rooms and the building technique. On the 2.floor are 2 sleeping rooms, the master bedroom, a guestand study room and the bathrooms.On the3.floor is the living room, eating room and kitchen, a separate toilet and the partially coveredcourtyard with direct access to the large garden.

In the main living areaniches are integrated into the walls for books and art objects. The house is reduced to a simple archaic form with few materials. Washed concrete, which remembers a solid rock, is used for the outer shell. Cement plaster is used for the interior walls and ceilings, smooth polished cement for the floors, and natural oak for the windows and interior fittings.

The partially covered courtyard on the 3.floor communicates between the interiorand the garden.

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