Private House by Gramazio & Kohler

Private House by Gramazio & Kohler

Architects: Gramazio & Kohler
Execution: September 2008 until July 2009
Site area: 655 sqm
Built site area: 134 sqm
Gross floor area: 295 sqm
Gross cubic space: 1001 sqm
Photography: Roman Keller
Location: Riedikon, Switzerland

This dwelling, which reinterprets the typology of the surrounding gable-roof houses, gains its marked design by adapting form to context parametrically. The stipulations of two geometric operations were used to determine the groundplan shape of the house. One condition was to keep the neighbouring house’s view of the lake free; the other was to permit access and parking behind the house. Like a tent, an overhanging pitched roof covers the high rooms in the upper storey. The window strip, which runs along the edge of the roof, emphasises the horizontal structure. 315 vertical wooden slats, affixed to the surface of the wall, completely envelope the facades. By milling the edges, the cross sections of the slats were modulated in correspondence with the window strip so that requirements of sight and sun protection were fulfilled, and various, flowing levels of transparency could be set.

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