Katherina Kolb. Modern House. August 30th , 2017.
The ground floor is contained between two long concrete walls. These walls cut into the soil to accommodate two ‘conventional and modern’ volumes, connected by a corridor surrounding the empty greenhouse-stage. In the South there is a garden for the Good Life, to the North lurks the Grotesque Garden in the middle is the promising double height greenhouse.
On the other side of the gallery, we have the working area. Consisting of white modern desks with chairs of the same style in black and white, it also has modern lamps hanging from the ceiling, providing perfect illumination.
With glass walls on three sides this home blurs the boundaries between outside and in. Connecting inside and out is very important to me as an architect, says Camenzind. I want people to know where they are when they are inside a building.
Thus, Flexhouse with its innovative and ecological approach adds an extraordinary architectural touch on picturesque Lake Zurich and provides a truly special kind of eye-catcher.
Over this green sequence along the plot, a smooth surface, based at ground level, lets Nature to cross over the slab and the car to pass through one side to the other over the dining-kitchen area.