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Wed 16.9.

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse in Zurich / Switzerland by huggen berger fries

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 16.09.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse, Zurich

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse, Zurich

The Zurich based Architects huggen berger fries designed this apartment building in a quiet quarter surrounding Idaplatz which was created towards the end of the 19th Century.

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

The residential building closes the last gap in the quarter.

The building consists of an existing courtyard building and a new building facing the street. The apartments on the four lower floors cover both the new and the older sections. The small units of the old building accommodate the bedrooms, while the new section contains the living rooms, the naturally lit staircase and the large entrance hall. The two upper floors also contain a duplex apartment.

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

The glazed ceramic cladding’s profile and light reflections accentuate the tower-like volumetric upward development. The form and colour of the ceramic plates were specially developed for the building. The facade is based on a back-ventilated Sto-Verotec system. The solid window linings highlight the monolithic character and bind the building into the periodic style of the rest of the street’s architecture. The ornamental railings enclose the structure and create a connection with the sky.

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

Stadthaus Zurlindenstrasse

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