At Alte Landstrasse in Rüschlikon, we are realizing a noble residential building through the design regression of the structure to a kind of reduced, suburban archetype.

The latter thrives on a factual play with the related through the reduction of the familiar to a homogenized monolith that does not get entangled in detail, but formally appears as a whole.

With fine volumetric, haptic, and material design strategies, the reduction of elements in favor of a clear physical whole, as well as the reduction of the whole to an abstraction of the typical – a kind of ennobling alienation created by an economy of form in itself – succeeds simultaneously.

The stoic construction opens up to the viewer on closer inspection via subtle flourishes: All building elements are harmonized in terms of color, but in their interplay, their various surface textures lend a compositional richness to the whole, which lives above all from its delicate haptic differences.

Nikolaus Hamburger

Lakeside, Rüschlikon

Location: Alte Landstrasse 94, 8803 Rüschlikon
Residential units: 9 units
Property type: Condomium ownership
Apartment sizes: 3.5–4.5 rooms / 89–165 m²
Status: Realized
Occupancy date: 2020
Client: Private
Architecture: HDPF

All units have been sold.

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