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Zurich, Switzerland
Studies 2005

Construction 2006

The house on Tobelhusstrasse is one of the four houses by architect Cramer on the same street. The surfaces of the buildings are made of fair-faced concrete, rough plaster, and copper facings. To keep the sculptural construction readable in its original form, a slight, autonomous structure was added and copper seemed the best material to use for the building envelope.


The extension, in Swiss-German called Chupferchessi or copper pot, houses in the basement, the wine cellar, and on the ground floor, the kitchen. Thus, the extension is truly a vessel for drinks and food into which the sunlight penetrates through a skylight.

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