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Single Wall House

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Christian Kerez
 
location Zurich
function dwellings, private house
contributed by davidb

Outwardly simple, this project is, in fact, rather sophisticated, both structurally and spatially. On a small and narrow plot, overlooking the heart of Zurich, the architect has built a structure containing two houses. Instead of sitting them one above the other, or in tandem, the volume has been split vertically and longitudinally, so that each dwelling can take equal advantage of the views. The parting wall zig-zags and follows a different line on each of the three floors. This stabilizes it transversely and maximises the variety of spaces, which flow from floor to floor via open stair flights. The wall is formed in reinforced concrete as is each floor plate, which is cantilevered from it, so that there are no perimeter columns to obstruct the views. The above ground external walls are completely glazed; some sections can be slid open for ventilation. External roller blinds located along the edge of the floor slabs can be lowered to control solar gain and help with privacy.

 

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I'm going to do some research about it and hand it in as my assignment. It is a very interesting house! (I'm an XAUAT student major in architecture)
xi'an, China 09-Aug-13
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Single Wall House
Address
Burenweg 46-48
Switzerland
Project is not public!
How to get there? Take the number 11 tram to Burgweiss and the Tram Museum. From here turn east into Wasserstrasse (this road is very steep). At the first crossroads, turn right into Eierbrechtstrasse. Follow this road until it turns left and becomes Burenweg. The project is at the end of the turn at the junction with Hirtenweg.
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Completion 2007
ArchitectChristian Kerez
project managerBGS & Partner Architekten AG
structural engineerDr. Schwartz Consulting AG
 
Project ID 4982
Latitude/Longitude 47°21'26N 08°34'50E
Contributed by davidb
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