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.
Gottshalden in zurich, Switzerland by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
July 21st, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
The house in Gottshalden is located on a plateau over the Lake Zurich. It is set in green surroundings with a high quality of life, dominated by agriculturaluse. The volume exhibits a unified design, with a reduced, sharp-angled timber facade. The furniture-like wooden skin defines both walls and rooftops, covering the exterior in a single material, unbroken. The various geometries lend the structure plasticity, while the windows flush with the exterior, are emphasized with lighter-colored reveals.
The L-shaped floor plan is organized vertically as a split level through the use of inserted platforms. Inside, solid exposed oak planks in composite construction form the floors and ceilings. This visible display of the building’s structure in its ceiling and floor surfaces conveys the warmth of the material into the interior. The alignment of the rooms switches from one story to the next.
Light and shadow, closeness and spaciousness, a cascading staircase: the interiors breathe life in their diversity, inserted with careful precision in the enveloping shell. The windows frame pictures of the surroundings.Ventilation is provided by means of a series of glazed doors so as not to obstruct the view.
At dusk, the house begins to glow with a warm interior life. The building is reduced to an almost graphical figure,with even the minimal distances to the eaves and corners verging on disappearance.
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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