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Minimalist house, low carbon, with local wood and recycled concrete


Rural inspiration combined with modern minimalism in Zurich Gus Wüstemann Architects‘Pavilion House was recently completed, a warehouse inspired gable house in Buchberg, a rural village near Switzerland’s largest city. Instead of building new houses out of stone and wood like most traditional farm buildings, architects built houses with a concrete frame and pre-built wooden roof. Mostly recycled concrete and locally sourced wood are used to minimize project works carbon emissions.

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Inspired by the “pragmatism of local building traditions”, the architects created a minimalist home that avoids decoration by leaving it intact. concrete and the wood was exposed. Architects also conceal and minimize technical equipment and interior elements – such as reducing lighting and building built-in benches – wherever possible to create lines. clean view.

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Rocking chair by concrete fireplace
The dining table near the wall opens to the open air

The 484 square foot family home includes two floors and a basement. The concrete basement has a dental practice room, while the wooden and concrete ground floor is given to the living room, dining area and open space kitchen that connects seamlessly with the outdoors through the large glass doors possible. Slide open to create a spacious, reminiscent outdoor area booth. The outdoor area that is shielded by the roof, like the surrounding rural buildings, extends to all sides of the house and connects the living space with its surroundings. The sleeping area, with four bedrooms, located on the top floor, is decorated entirely with wood for a warm and intimate feeling.

the bench is built into a recycled concrete house
Concrete and wooden houses with large covered courtyards

“The most use recycled concrete and local wood produces a modest carbon footprint, ”explained the architects, noting the importance of craftsmanship in the project with a special thanks to the late project manager. the judgment is Samuel Janser. “The rudeness of the building is a reference to traditional pragmatic construction; How it’s built, with no material or aesthetic hierarchy. Simple is the way to go. “

+ Architect Gus Wüstemann

Photography by Bruno Helbling via Gus Wüstemann Architects

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