In 2013, Swiss architecture studio Think Architecture completed the Courtyards Houses project located on a hilly plot of Zumikon. The modular design allowed to comply with the strict regulations of the specific plan while preserving the privacy of the units both in the interior and exterior spaces.
Courtyard Houses Technical Information
- Architects: Think Architecture
- Location: Zumikon, Switzerland
- Material: Concrete
- Type: Private houses
- Volume: 8,500 m3
- Area: 300 m2
- Design Years: 2009 – 2011
- Project Years: 2011 – 2013
- Photographs: © Radek Brunecky
The roofs respond in their height to the size and significance of the rooms below and help to zone the generous spatial structure.
– Think Architecture
Courtyard Houses Photographs
Text by the Architects
These four courtyard houses have a modular design that is reflected in the shared center space, and each reacts individually to the topographical conditions.
The façades and the structured roof landscape are defined by the stringent floorplan. Each main room contains a trapezoidal roof with a skylight at the highest point. The roofs respond in their height to the size and significance of the rooms below and help to zone the generous spatial structure. The gray cement concrete with broken alpine lime has a distinctive finish and is divided into light and dark areas.
Courtyard Houses Floor Plan
Courtyard Houses Image Gallery
About Think Architecture
THINK ARCHITECTURE is an architectural practice founded in 2008 by Marco Zbinden and Ralph Brogle based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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