Case Study – House Jtschnach-West – Lux Guyer, 1930

  • Küsnacht, Zürich
  • Lux Guyer’s house strongly reflects her modern ideals with a non-hierarchical relaxed composition of rooms and walls, attempting to escape existing dogmas, while still maintaining a classical appearance.
  • The numerous openings allow the light to enter the two main axis and the many rooms of the building. All these compositional elements passages, create an environment with a high degree of mobility. The house is strongly embedded in nature, has a diverse garden surrounding the building, almost hiding it and enhancing the feeling of calmness.
  • The structure is built according to the „Bauweise Lungern“, characterised by a massive wooden construction divided in three parts, with an additional layer of regionally produced „Eternit-Schingels“ out of fibre cement.

People: Cook, Eat, Read, Rest, Sit, Sleep, Study, Make, Work

typology: House, Workshop

Climate: Heat, Light

Location: Hill, Suburb, Town

Material: Wood, Others

Contributor: Albert Hatt
18 July 2023