Case Study – House Brunner – Burkhalter & Sumi, 1986

  • Langnau am Albis, Zürich
  • The house is located at the foot of Langnau am Albis, an agricultural, rural village that serves as a direct reference for the residents, along with Zürich and the distant surrounds that form the panorama.
  • To ensure that the residents are not left lightless from an early hour, despite its eastern orientation, a transparently covered atrium directs the light into the working and living spaces located opposite to each other; in addition, a transparently covered corridor illuminates the western connecting section of the building.
  • Unter the partly transparent corrugated sheet metal rafter roof, a solid masonry wall with a ventilated wooden facade stands in the western half, facing the mountain, while in the eastern half a wooden stand-construction as elements is placed on the continuous concrete base with basement.

People: Cook, Eat, Gather, Rest, See, Sleep

typology: House

Climate: Heat, Light

Location: Hill, Suburb

Material: Concrete, Wood

Contributor: Lukas Kauz
18 July 2023