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Architecture by Gus Wüstemann often has a sculptural character. However, it is not "architecture for architecture’s sake", but rather a method of creating a customised, multi-functional living space that is ideal for home life.

Unconventional room division, multi-functional utilisation, surprising insights and outlooks, intimacy and openness – Zurich-based architect Gus Wüstemann has designed a building on the right-hand shore of Lake Zurich that is more akin to a sculpture than a house.

"Program-free architecture" – that is what Gus Wüstemann calls the approach he adopted when designing the residential house. It refers to the idea of using rooms flexibly instead of reducing them to a single function. Accordingly, the kitchen is not just a kitchen, but also a part of a consistent architectural concept as well as a standalone sculpture in its own right. The use of new materials is equally as innovative: the architect has clad a part of the facade with translucent polycarbonate from Swiss manufacturer Scobalit of Winterthur. It turns the house into a sculpture of light when night falls.

The interior design of the living room also bows to the idea of multi-functional room use: the flat-screen TV is quickly and easily concealed behind a sliding door equipped with HAWA Junior 80 B hardware.


Product range
In buildings
Segments
Residential
Product family
Hawa Junior
Country
Switzerland
Year
2008
Architect
Gus Wüstemann
Albulastrasse 34
8048 Zurich, Switzerland
Realization
Schreinerei Geering GmbH
Zürichstrasse 38
8610 Uster, Switzerland
Location
Herrliberg, Switzerland
Photo
Bruno Helbling
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