The building code – your friend and helper.
Büelen residential development, Wädenswil, Switzerland, 2006–2008
Multi-family houses – with idyllic gable roofs – but also a factory building characterize the surroundings of this residential complex. We are responding to this context with a new type of house – a hybrid between a single-family house and an apartment bloc. Despite its low building height, the flat structure allows maximum utilisation of the site.
The arrangement of the parking spaces preserves the exterior arrangement that characterizes the area. Each apartment also has an exterior space facing away from the street. Spacious, differently furnished living rooms and well-proportioned individual rooms guarantee a high living quality. The floor plan organisation enables both current and future forms of living.
Büelenstrasse 4, 8–10, Dahlienstrasse 2, Weststrasse 9, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Project competition by invitation 2005, building application 2006, execution 2006–2008
Mieter-Baugenossenschaft Wädenswil – Tenant building cooperative
Architecture & project team
Patrick Gmür, Jakob Steib, Maya Gunz