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L House

"The space allocation plan was incorporated in this sculptural body by the method of hollow out.", says Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH on L House.

By: Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Project details

  • Project Name: L House
  • Location of Site: near Zurich, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Architecture, Interior Design, Light Planning, Landscape Architecture by Philippe Stuebi
  • Collaborators: Markus Schietsch (Project Manager), Sven Bestenheider, Christine Heimgartner
  • Project Type: Residence
  • Client: Private
  • Date of completion: 2006

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Words from the architect

This expressive volumetry is a result of the particular form of the plot and the requirement of the constructor to place a maximal volume on the plot.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

The space allocation plan was incorporated in this sculptural body by the method of hollow out. The concept was to string together the requested spaces to one movement going through the house: stretching, extending, narrowing, and grinding out from mass, to a coherent sequence of spaces according to the principle of the enfilade. each room receives its completely specific character in size and form (conical entry area with wardrobe and guest WC., large cubic double-story entrance hall, triangular loggia as color area, double-story inside rounded library which is downstairs three sided glazed, etc.) so that when entering and going through the house various and surprising space experiences occur.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

The ground floor walls consist of large washed-out concrete elements (white Carrara marble balls with white cement) which are interrupted by space-high glazing.

The three-sided glazing of the library in the ground floor is mirrored-glass. Depending upon time of day and lighting conditions you can see the stored books or the reflected garden.

The upper floors are implemented in bright lime rendering and the glazing in nature-anodized aluminum.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | L House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Credits

  • Text: Philippe Stuebi
  • Photographs: Dominique Marc Wehrli

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