Case Study – House Schlehstud – Hans Fischli, 1933

  • Meilen, Zürich
  • House Schlehstud had the first flat roof in Meilen in 1933 and created a clear contrast to Meilen’s traditional buildings, which led to a great discussion, that ended in a flat roof ban for Meilen.
  • The flat roof building consists of a steel construction, which is wrapped in a layer of wood. Thus the contrast between modern and traditional is also expressed in the construction. The imported steel as a new mass produced material contrasts with the local wood, which was already used in the construction of traditional buildings in Meilen.

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

typology: Terrace, House

Climate: Light, Heat

Location: Hill, Suburb, Town

Material: Concrete, Glass, Wood


Contributor: Valentina Howald
18 July 2023