With its wide walls of glass and a ribbon-like white façade that winds its way around the building, this home on the banks of Lake Zurich is so light and mobile in appearance that it resembles a futuristic vessel that has sailed in from the lake and found itself a natural place to dock.
Flexhouse于 2016 年 3 月由瑞士建筑和设计工作室 Evolution Design 完成，这座 173 平方米的住宅共有四层，在一楼设有开放式客厅、餐厅和厨房，二楼设有两间卧室和浴室，顶层则是一间工作室和两个大露台，地下室有地下车库和公用空间。但是，其令人惊叹的外观，以及180度的苏黎世湖和远处群山的观景条件，才是真正吸引人们兴趣的部分。
Called Flexhouse and completed in March 2016 by Swiss architecture and design studio Evolution Design, the four storey, 173 sq metre home has an open plan living, dining and kitchen space on the ground floor, two bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor, a studio with two large terraces on the second floor and a basement level with underground garage and utility space. But it is the striking exterior architecture and the breath-taking 180 degree views across Lake Zurich to the mountains beyond that really capture the imagination.
Architecture in motion
这个项目开始于Evolution Design 的执行董事 Stefan Camenzind 发现这块位于苏黎世湖畔的场地，它位置优越，但具有挑战性。不仅形状呈三角形，又狭窄且夹在铁路线和公路之间。不过，Camenzind 看到了场地的潜力。
The project began when Evolution Design executive director Stefan Camenzind spotted a vacant block of land. The plot was well positioned on the banks of Lake Zurich but was a challenging site, triangular in shape, narrow and squeezed between a railway line and a road. Camenzind, though, saw potential in the position.
«It’s a very transient plot; it has a lot of movement. The land is at the edge of the village where housing meets the countryside. The railway lines behind the plot are a dynamic yet soothing boundary, and in front of the house there is a local access road and the lake. We wanted to create a building that reflected all that movement,» he says.
众所周知，瑞士的建筑法规非常严格，在这个街区建造建筑尤其具有挑战性。 Camenzind 解释说：“在边界距离和建筑体积方面有严格的规定，这意味着在瑞士很难做出一些创意性的建筑物。但我们决心创造一个与场地相呼应的建筑，而不仅仅是在地块上建造一个盒子 。”
Swiss building regulations are notoriously tight and building on this block was particularly challenging. Camenzind explains: «There are strict rules around boundary distance and building volume, which means it’s quite difficult to be creative with buildings in Switzerland. But we were determined to build something that responded to the site rather than just a square box planted on the plot.»
Flexhouse is anything but a square box. The design features a floor plan that goes from wide to narrow to follow the railway lines and shape of the plot. The striking façade wraps around the building, drawing the eye continuously upward: the house never feels stiff or still, there are always elements drawing your eye throughout the space and to the views beyond.
“我们为这个空间提供了一个观赏视角。当你乘坐汽车或火车旅行时，车窗会让你面朝某个方向去欣赏风景，这所房子也是如此。在一楼，它面向东南，从二层开始面向日落。而在顶层露台，你可以看到大约 180 度的景色，”Camenzind 说。
«We’ve given the space a direction of view. When you’re travelling in a car or train, you face a certain way and this house does too. On the ground floor it faces south-east, from the bedroom it faces west towards the sunset. And from the top floor terraces there are views around 180 degrees,» says Camenzind.
Inside out The fluidity of the design continues inside, thanks to an open plan interior, unbroken views and reams of natural light, which streams throughout the space all day long. On the ground floor, the spacious living room transitions into a dining area and loft-style kitchen.
Rather than close off individual floors, the design incorporates a double height open space that allows the eyes to travel, delivering a glimpse of the bedrooms above or, from the first floor, to the living room below.
With glass walls on three sides this home blurs the boundaries between outside and in. «Connecting inside and out is very important to me as an architect,» says Camenzind. «I want people to know where they are when they are inside a building.»
The top floor studio with its panoramic views and two roof terraces is the culmination of this seamless flow between inside and out.
The house does have its quiet corners, too. «There’s always a back wall, which helps give a more cosy feeling,» Camenzind says. «And you can close the blinds to create a peaceful, private corner.»
Despite its model good looks, the house has been designed for everyday living and practical and ecological elements are integrated into the design. The rear wall of the living room functions as a storage and display space; the kitchen grows out of the same wall and in the bedrooms the wall functions as a screen, to separate the bathrooms from the sleeping spaces. Ecologically, the house meets Switzerland’s Minergie standard with features including thermally activated concrete floors that connect to a geothermal heat pump to heat the house in winter and cool it in summer. The glass façades are triple glazed and have external blinds for optimal control of heat gain from the sun.
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Thus, Flexhouse with its innovative and ecological approach adds an extraordinary architectural touch on picturesque Lake Zurich and provides a truly special kind of eye-catcher.
General-Wille-Strasse 363 8706 Meilen 瑞士
竣工时间：2016 年 3 月
有关 Flexhouse 的图片，请访问：
摄影师 Peter Wuermli
来自 Pfister 的家居装饰：www.pfister.ch 和私人收藏
General-Wille-Strasse 363 8706 Meilen Switzerland
Kate Molesworth and Stefan Camenzind
Start of Building Work: Autumn 2014
Completion: March 2016
Building Plot: 467 m2
Living Area: 173 m2
Building Volume: 934 m3
For images of the Flexhouse, please visit:
Photographer Peter Wuermli
Furniture from Wohnbedarf: www.wohnbedarf.ch
Home decor from Pfister: www.pfister.ch and private collection
更新日期：2021-10-11 14:18:45非常感谢 Evolution Design 带来的精彩项目， 查阅更多