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NILON

IMAGES

MEMPHIS HOUSE


Program:     single-family house


YEAR:        2020 - 2021, COMPLETED

TYPE:        conversion

CLIENT:      PRIVATE

LOCATION:    ZURICH, ZH


IMAGES:      © JULIA ISHAC & © ILAI


CONTENT:     © ILAI


THE BRIEF ASKED FOR A DESIGN INCORPORATING SOLAR PANELS AND EXTENDING THE GORGEOUS OUTSIDE IN.


AS THE HOUSE IS NOT FULLY SOUTH-FACING, THIS REQUIRED A CREATIVE SOLUTION FOR HOW TO DEAL WITH ITS GABLE ROOF. THE NORTHERN ROOF AREA FOLLOWS THE INVENTORY TO WHICH THE GABLE IS ATTACHED THUS FACING SOUTH. FOR THE SOLAR PANELS, A THIRD ROOF AREA WAS CONSTRUCTED, AS A CLOSED FORM, THE UPPER EDGE OF WHICH SLOPES FROM EAST TO WEST.  

 

PAYING RESPECT TO THE GREEN SURROUNDINGS OF THE HOUSE, EXTRA ATTENTION WAS SPENT ON FORMING STRONG CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ITS INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR.


FOR THIS, COVERED BALCONIES WERE BUILT. WHILE TWO OF THE HOUSE’S FOUR FACADES REMAIN COMPLETELY OPEN, THE HOUSE RETAINS A STRIKING SHAPE, GENERATING A STRONG VISUAL EXPRESSION AND AN UNUSUAL GENEROSITY OF VOLUME ON THE INSIDE.