Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

© Jürg Zimmermann

Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

Located on a plateau over the Lake Zurich, the Gottshalden House is a L-shaped wooden skin residence with green agriculture surroundings.

Architects: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
Location: Lake Zürich, Switzerland
Photographs: Jürg Zimmermann

Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann
Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann

The volume exhibits a unified design, with a reduced, sharp-angled timber facade, covering both walls and rooftops in furniture-like material.

Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann
Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann

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This visible display of the building’s structure in its ceiling and floor surfaces conveys the warmth of the material into the interior. A cascading staircase inserted with careful precision in the enveloping shell.

Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann
Gottshalden House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann
Gottshalden-House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann

Inspiration from architects:

The various geometries lend the structure plasticity, while the window flush with the exterior, are emphasized with lighter-colored reveals.

Gottshalden-House by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
© Jürg Zimmermann