house erlenbach

detached family house

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Location: 8703 Erlenbach
Client: private
Status: built
Project: 2008-2010
Planning and design: spillmann echsle architekten ag
Interior design: Schöner Wohnen By Team, Regensdorf
Construction management and realisation: Jaeger Baumanagement AG, Zurich
Civil engineer: Haag + Partner GmbH, Küsnacht
Building technology: naef energietechnik, Zürich / Gerber Patrick Haustechnik GmbH, Volketswil
Landscape architecture: Enea landscape architecture, Jona
Photographs: Roger Frei

The small irregularly shaped plot is framed by the existing retaining walls from the street below. 
The shape of the building itself is defined both by building regulations as well as the restricted size of the plot. The new six room construction comprises of an attic level, two main floors and an underground garage. The formal architectural vocabulary is clear, authentic and unadorned. The layered and in-situ concrete construction (double shell) adds the necessary severity to the location and corresponds to the anonymous newer architecture of the neighbourhood. Floor by floor, the view to the outside unfolds while interior space is complemented by exterior areas. The staircase supports the building like a spine and supplies the levels with the necessary media. The building is framed by a minimalistic green space which provides a cosy intimacy.