The consistent interpretation of the local building code with a three-sided backward staggering of the building volume results in a pyramid-shaped building that is able to leave behind the banalities of a terrace house.

The typical local layering is deliberately cancelled out here by homogeneously setting the facade in natural stone from Andeer, and by softening the dominance of the slab faces with sheet metal on the upper edges, which draws attention to the flat window strips executed in the same materiality and color. This gives the building a thin but volumetric and homogeneous appearance.

Instead of solving the neighborhood theme with typical balcony partitions, each apartment is framed by bay-like projections, giving it its own intimate outdoor spaces with a panoramic view, while the selectively placed living niches create differentiated light qualities and richer spatial relationships to the inside and outside.

The maisonettes on the garden floor receive intimate bedrooms, which are lit by a continuous band of windows that, when viewed from the outside, lifts the building with a floating gesture from the organic terrain of the garage entrance and the building entrance.

Nikolaus Hamburger

Herrliberg One, Herrliberg

Location: Fuederholzstrasse 20, 8704 Herrliberg
Residential units: 7 units
Property type: Condomium ownership
Apartment sizes: 3.5–5.5 rooms / 134–262 m²
Status: Realized
Occupancy date: 2022
Client: Private
Architecture: HDPF

All units have been sold.

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