An architectural practice Rossetti + Wyss Architekten AG was established in 2000 by two founders — Nathalie Rossetti and Mark Aurel Wyss. The firm operates straight from Zollikon, near Zurich and focuses on architecture and urbanism.
Presented project is the one-story house, located to face impressive view of picturesque Lake Zurich and the Alps. The house is situated on the upper edge of the Zimmerberg village, Switzerland and provides 170 square meters of comfy space to inhabit.
The construction of the building is based on guide wall and angular concrete wall which form the diagonal panorama towards the lake. „The differentiated composition of horizontal and vertical elements confers a sculptural quality to the protective structure” - the architects say.
A large glass and oak front beautifully connects interior with exterior spaces, creating various situations in terms of space and light during a day. The facades consist of the limestone concrete, with sharp edges and smooth finish, which give an impression of harshness and refinement at the same time. „The light-coloured concrete walls in front create a series of intermediate spaces from the interior to the exterior. They are not aligned with the glass facade and are jutting out over the concrete slabs. These transit areas have thus been articulated as a courtyard with trees, patio, porch or terrace,” describe the architects of Rossetti + Wyss Architekten AG.
The inner space with its simply design and built-in from floor to ceiling structural elements, is shaped with a limited range of materials, as to emphasize the nuances of the surface while in the light.