Friday, July 18, 2008

Zurich: Wohnurbauung Paul- Clairmont Strasse (Gmur & Stein)





This newly completed project offered the most visually interesting exterior. In essence, each unit has a large enclosed outdoor room. In many ways, the form is created by ensuring that each unit can have such a large outdoor space while still ensuring good access to natural light and ensuring a good bit of privacy. I arrived just before sunset and many people were having dinner out on their balconies. It looks quite dynamic, but in reality is pretty simple. It is pretty high end living, though. I do wonder what would happen if people were allowed to build in or enclose the balconies like they do in Cairo….

More Info: Gmur and Steib Architekten

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