Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House at Zimmerberg Bottom in Zurich, Switzerland by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
July 18th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
HOUSE AT ZIMMERBERG BOTTOM
The one-story house, which has impressive diagonal views of Lake Zurich and the Alps, issituated on the upperedge of the village, on a longish, slightly sloping site. The constructionisd efined by a guide wall and angular concrete wall establishing the diagonal panorama towards the lake.
The differentiated composition of horizontal and vertical elements confers a sculptural quality to the protective structure. Arranged behind, an open glass and oak front relates interior with exterior spaces. At different times of the day, multiple situations converge here, in terms of space and light.
The limestone concrete, with sharp edges and smooth finish, anchors the building to the ground. Raising the living level slightly above the surroundings, provides more intimacy in the private areas. The glass facade is tightened room-high to the two cantilever concrete slabs.
The light- coloured concrete walls in front create a series of intermediate spaces from the interior to the exterior. They are not aligned with the glass facade and are jutting out over the concretes labs. These transitareashaveth us been articulated as a courtyard with trees, patio, porch or terrace. In the south-facing terrace, sheltered by the longre taining wall, a swimming-pool has been inserted flush with the floor.
The abraded concretesur face enables the light limestone gravel to be seen, giving the surface a warm expression. Fixturesar built in floor toceilingasstructuralelements, which gives a certaing enerosity to the interior. The choice of materials is austereandreduced, enabling to perceiveth enuances in the light ambiances with great erintensity.
Nathalie Rossetti, Dipl. Arch. ETH, SIA, BSA
Nathalie Rossetti was born 1970 in Neapel (Italy), studied at the ETH in Zurich (Diploma 1995 Prof. Flora Ruchat). 1995 collaboration in the studio of René Stoos, Brugg/Switzerland. 1996 assistant in the studio of Prof. H.E.Kramelat ETHZ. 1997 – 2000 collaboration in the office of Bétrix&Consolascio architects, Erlenbach Switzerland: Co-project leader for the gym in Zug, Switzerland. Founder of Rossetti + Wyss architects in January 2000.2004 assistant in the studio of Sandra Giraudi at the USI – Mendrisio, Switzerland. Since 2007 member of the board of directors of the Swiss engineer and architects association SIA. Member of juries in architecture competitions. Since 2010 member of the confederation of Swiss architects BSA.
Mark Aurel Wyss, Dipl. Arch. ETH, SIA, BSA
Mark Aurel Wyss was born 1970 in Berne (Switzerland), studied at the ETH in Zurich (Diploma 1995 Prof. Mario Campi). Studied during 1993 – 1994 at Rhode Island School of Design RISD, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 1995 – 2000 collaboration in the office of Bétrix & Consolascio architects, Erlen bach Switzerland: project leader for the congress- und Fair center‘Halle 9’, at the Olma in St.Gallen, Switzerland. Founder of Rossetti + Wyss architects in January 2000.Member of juries in architecture competitions.Since 2010 member of the confederation of Swiss architects BSA.
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