Case Study – House Alder – A. Fuhrimann G. Hächler, 2018

  • Zürich
  • At first glance, the House Alder looks only half finished, but a closer look reveals the refined and careful use of the two crucial materials: Brick and concrete.
  • The single-family house in Wipkingen, stands like a sculpture, whose brick-facade is specially confined to the top and bottom of the volume, with concrete, which also serves to divide the interior into shared and private living spaces.
  • Big windows open up views of lake Zürich and the city, as well as of the neighbourhood’s greenery. Nestled between rather older single-family homes and the equally aged and defining Trotte retirement center, the House Alder stands out with its unique appearance.

People: Eat, Gather, Read, Rest, Sit, Sleep, Study, Work

typology: House

Climate: Heat, Light

Location: Urban

Material: Concrete, Brick

Contributor: Pietro Spada
18 July 2023