Juan González and Ruben Daluz, each with their own architectural office, have worked together to create this house in Uznach, in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
They were originally commissioned to merely renovate the two-story house which was already standing there, but along the way the plan arose to create a three-story new building. And once that decision had been reached, the designers were given free reign.
The building consists of three staggered boxes, which are completely opaque on the side facing the public road and completely transparent on the side facing the garden. By using the sliding door system CP 155 with low thresholds and triple glazing, the huge glass surfaces achieve a very low U-value of 0.7 W/m²K.