in northern switzerland, wespi de meuron romeo architetti has designed a bold three-storey dwelling in a residential area of füllinsdorf. the cuboid home, which replaces a previous property on the same plot, features an elegant washed concrete façade with an array of square openings in a variety of different sizes. the residence is positioned at the lower edge of the site in order to leave space for further construction.

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all images by hannes henz

 

 

wespi de meuron romeo architetti sought to carefully integrate the new building within the existing neighborhood. located on a sloping site, the house is either accessed through the ground level carport, or via a second entrance at the rear of the property that leads through a small courtyard into the main living area. a staircase at the center of the house, illuminated with a skylight, connects each of the residence’s three floors.

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the bold three-storey dwelling is located in a residential area of northern switzerland

 

 

in addition to the covered carport and the main entrance, the ground floor contains a cellar as well as storage facilities. above, the intermediate level houses the master bedroom, two further bedrooms, a guest room/study, and the bathrooms. primary living accommodation is found on the uppermost storey, with a kitchen and dining area, a lounge, and a partially covered courtyard with access to the garden at the rear.

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the cuboid home features elegant washed concrete elevations

 

 

a minimal material palette has been used throughout the scheme, with washed concrete used for the building’s outer shell. internally, cement plaster has been utilized for the walls and ceilings, with cuboid recesses for books and objects integrated into the roughcast surfaces. the property’s floors are made from smooth polished cement, while natural oak has been employed for the windows and interior fittings.

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façades include an array of square openings in a variety of different sizes

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primary living accommodation is found on the uppermost storey

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a minimal material palette has been used throughout the scheme

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the openings provide the residence with plenty of natural light

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natural oak has been employed for the windows and interior fittings

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a partially covered courtyard provides access to the garden at the rear

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located on a sloping site, the house can be accessed via a second entrance at the rear of the property

 

 

project info:

 

name: new concrete house in füllinsdorf
location: füllinsdorf, switzerland
architects: wespi de meuron romeo architects with weberbuess architects
beginning planning: may 2012
beginning construction: november 2014
completion: september 2015         
building cost: not specified
site area: 1,090 sqm
construction area (gross): 1.floor: 101 sqm, 2.floor: 88 sqm, 3.floor: 121 sqm, total: 310 sqm
living area (net): 1.floor: 8 sqm, 2.floor: 66 sqm, 3.floor: 62 sqm, total: 136 sqm
courtyard: 3.floor: 11 sqm
covered courtyard: 3.floor: 16 sqm
cellar: 1.floor: 45 sqm
covered carport: 1.floor: 27 sqm
photography: hannes henz

 

collaborators:
building physics: weber energie und bauphysik
engineer: fuhrer werder + partner AG
heating/aeration planning: ingenieurbüro stefan graf
sanitary engineer: sanitärplanung frei

 

construction firms:    
master builder: huber straub AG
plasterer: regenass AG
windows: hunziker schreinerei AG
roof: tecton AG
electrician: dups AG
sanitary: weber paul AG
sanitary installations: fittings: arwa-twin
bath: kaldewei puro
shower: kaldewei superplan
toilet: moderna r

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