The Autumn House in Daellikon

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The Autumn House in Daellikon

Contemporary Home, Zurich, Switzerland – Architect: Daniele Claudio Taddei

15 Feb 2016

The Autumn House

Architect: Daniele Claudio Taddei

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

For 3 generations, 2 cats and 1 dog living under one roof was a bit tight, so the grandparents decided to use a leftover corner from their property to get their own roof, building a house attached to the old one for themselves and their pets in this neighborhood adjacent the City of Zurich.

The Autumn House

The material of the house was clear from the beginning, a wood timber construction, but it took a while to realize what was needed.

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

This process of reducing and loosing ballast while keeping the building costs within a narrow range was reflected also in the project.

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

Due to the size of the plot, a vertical house was chosen. Knowing that with age stairs could become a challenge, big enough for safety and confort but small enough to fit in the room, the design of the stairs became crucial: a fine minimalist metal staircase with stainless steel net for protection was the answer.

The Autumn House

Around the stairs the house developed: the entry is on the street level, which also doubles as a laundry room, with the guest bath that doubles as a dog shower and house cats have their own access to the cellar for their needs.

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

On the ground floor, the living room can be fully opened up with foldable glass panels to the garden in the south. This brings the garden into the house, giving a roomy sense of openness despite the size. For the same reason kitchen and dining room has been kept to a minimum. Strategically placed vertical windows still let you see the street and not feel isolated.

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

On the second floor, facing the airy stair room, one bathroom and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a secret door leading direct to the granddaughters’ room, making babysitting very easy.

The Autumn House

Finding a balance between white clean minimalism and the countryside rustic lead to the choice of material and color of the wood floor, and the material and color of the facade, that fit the re-disigned driveway paved with gravel.

The Autumn House

The patch of the new garden was kept very rustic and natural as well with stones and gravel, reducing maintenance and giving a new living space to native plants and animals.

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

The project modernized and cleaned the look of both houses, giving them a distinctive face in this suburban surrounding form the 60’s.

The Autumn House

The Autumn House

The Autumn House – Building Information

Architect: Daniele Claudio Taddei
Collaboration: Oliver Rogers
Project Year: 2015
Area: 107 sqm
Location: 8108 Daellikon, Switzerland

The Autumn House

Photography:Bruno Helbling, Zurich

The Autumn House in Daellikon images / information from Taddei Architect


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