Modern House. Friday , January 20th , 2017 - 12:02:15 PM
Swiss building regulations are notoriously tight and building on this block was particularly challenging. Camenzind explains: ‘There are strict rules around boundary distance and building volume, which means it’s quite difficult to be creative with buildings in Switzerland. But we were determined to build something that responded to the site rather than just a square box planted on the plot.
Called Flexhouse and completed in March 2016 by Swiss architecture and design studio Evolution Design, the four storey, 173 sq metre (1,862 sq foot) home has an open plan living, dining and kitchen space on the ground floor, two bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor, a studio with two large terraces on the second floor and a basement level with underground garage and utility space. But it is the striking exterior architecture and the breathtaking 180degree views across Lake Zurich to the mountains beyond that really capture the imagination. Architecture in motion
The house does have its quiet corners, too. Theres always a back wall, which helps give a more cosy feeling, Camenzind says. And you can close the blinds to create a peaceful, private corner.’ Practical considerations