Prairie house, Adligenswil

Haus Hirschi Hof Georg Aerni v2
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Like a prairie house – and yet inside the village.

Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007

Spatial abundance & diversity characterizes this house, which features two large family apartments and one flatlet. The panoramic view of the Alpine foothills dominates all the rooms. Daylight shines in everywhere – even in the bathrooms and toilets. Our ambition was to fully exploit the complex topographical situation – hillside location, steep terrain – with a wide spectrum of sectional variations.

 

Haus Hirschi Aussen Aerni v4
Haus Hirschi Aussen Georg Aerni v4
Haus Hirschi Dach Georg Aerni v4
Haus Hirschi Terasse Georg Aerni v4

Hirschi house was planned and built simultaneously with the James development. Thanks to this coincidence, we could explore – in a smaller format, but still at scale 1:1 – the spatial effects of our Mexican colour palette. The fact that, in the meantime, the client's eldest son married his Mexican girlfriend, was certainly no disadvantage regarding the colourfulness of this house.

 

Haus Hirschi Innen 4 Aerni v3
Haus Hirschi Innen 5 Aerni v3
Haus Hirschi Innen 1 RF v3
Haus Hirschi Innen 2 RF v3
Haus Hirschi Innen 3 RF v3
Haus Hirschi Bad Aerni v3
Haus Hirschi Schnitt v2
The Prairie House: Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007. Section.
Haus Hirschi Gartengeschoss v2
The Prairie House: Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007. Garden level floor plan.
Haus Hirschi Hofgeschoss v3
The Prairie House: Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007. Courtyard level floor plan. Level of the three different entrances to the apartments.
Haus Hirschi Dauchaufsicht v2
The Prairie House: Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007. Rooftop plan.
Haus Hirschi Wohnung A und B v2
The Prairie House: Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007. Floor plans of the apartments 1 and 2. 
Haus Hirschi Wohnung C v2
The Prairie House: Hirschi house, Adligenswil 2005–2007. Floor plan of the apartment 3.

Address
Kehlhofrain 12a, 6043 Adligenswil, Switzerland

Direct contract, planning and execution 2005–2007

Ownership/ builder
Pia & Otto Hirschi, Adligenswil

Room program
3 apartments

Architecture & project team
Patrick Gmür, Matthias Scherer, Patrick Nock

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