Residential tower, Kilchberg
Residential tower in the park
Year constructed: 2003
For over a century, the trees of a turn-of-the-century property, including thuja cypress, boxwood, yew and laurel, were allowed to grow to form a powerful ensemble and a playful, park-like landscape. The attraction of being able to live amidst the tree canopy and to merge exterior and interior spaces quickly led to the concept of a vertical development: a residential tower resting on an area measuring approximately 6.60 by 6.60 metres. The ground floor and first floor each feature a bathroom and bedrooms, while living, dining and cooking areas are combined as a "one-room concept" on the second floor. With its rooftop terrace, the top floor becomes the nook for thinking and working. The prefabricated timber construction was assembled on site in just a few weeks.
The open but cosy spatial concept and materials generate a feeling of being protected and yet open to the outside world. In every corner of the house, one can sense the trees and outdoor spaces near and far. This is a residential tower in which to live and dream.