Located on the left shore of Lake Zurich, this seemingly unitary four-storey development is, in fact, composed of two, entirely separate single family houses. At 150-square-meters each, the floor plans of the apartments have been interlaced while maintaining ‘maximum privacy for each residence’ with the parking floor being the sole shared space. Completed in 2010 by a Zurich-based practice Arndt Geiger Herrmann, building’s striking, opalescent façade is made of ‘manually tin-coated copper panels.’
More about the development:
‘The new building containing two residences, situated on a steep building site and enjoying great views is replacing an old building on Lake Zürich’s left shore. The two maisonette apartments have separate entrances and their respective external spaces are laid-out to guarantee maximum privacy for each residence. Only the parking floor is a shared space.
‘The desired qualities of independence and privacy are achieved through a complex spatial intertwining of the floor plans over three storeys of the building. This way both units enjoy lake views, sunshine and private external spaces on a plot organised in a terraces.The metallic skin of the building has its own distinct elegance. Towards the lake the facades open up with full storey glazing in thin aluminium frames.’