L3P architekten: semi detached house L3P architekten: semi detached house
nov 07, 2012

L3P architekten: semi detached house

‘semi-detached house’ by L3P architekten, ennetbaden, switzerland image © sabrina scheja all images courtesy of L3P architekten

swiss studio L3P architekten has recently completed two single-family ‘semi-detached houses’ in ennetbaden, switzerland. based on a skewed square footprint, the mass contains several cuts that create shared spaces and opportunities for a dynamic program. a walkway connects the ground floor with the garden as well as entrances. exterior rooftop gardens provide a social area for each family. the polychromatic exterior surface is a six millimeter brown plaster interrupted by differently sized and placed windows in yellow or white aluminum frames. a central fire-rated staircase services both dwellings. exposed concrete floors and ceilings with white walls and sections of oak parquet.

various sized windows punctuate the facade image © sabrina scheja

fence made of individual rebar sections delineates the property line image © sabrina scheja

metal door entry image © sabrina scheja

(left) exterior (right) gap between houses images © sabrina scheja

white kitchen in an exposed concrete interior image © sabrina scheja

stair core with skylight image © sabrina scheja

central staircase image © sabrina scheja

stairwell image © sabrina scheja

bathroom image © sabrina scheja

image © sabrina scheja

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

floor plan / level -1







project info:

civil engineering: tantanini + partner AG, bulach physicists: wanker acoustics & building physics AG, zurich construction period: august 2011 to july 2012 net floor area: 210 m2 per household lot size: 637 m2

  • overall, I’d say the form(s) is(are) nothing to write home about, but they’re really just foils for some of the most brilliant detailing I’ve seen in a long time.

    dbkii says:
  • Some very nice ideas. The rebar fence is not one of them. Hideous.

    Tom P says:
  • bonnard woeffray copy!

    r says:
  • I like the concept of the rooms! But, was it not space consuming making all those huge barriers?

    Mildred Melendez says:

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