ArchDaily Housing Switzerland “COPY” CopyHousing•Hofstetten, Switzerland Save this picture!© Börje Müller+ 19Curated by Julio Effa Share Houses in Wygärtli / Beck + Oser Architekten Architects: Beck + Oser Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801014/houses-in-wygartli-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboard Manufacturers: Arwa, Seves Glassblock, Stöcklin Möbel AG, J. Sigg, ScobalitSave this picture!© Börje MüllerRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The two houses “Im Wygärtli” are located in a villa garden on the southern hillside of Hofstetten. The buildings are situated across the slope and are accessed from the north on the upper floor level, which offers a beautiful view towards the first hills of the Jura Mountains. The curved shape of the roof creates its own topography, which connects the two floors and turns the location on a slope into a part of the design concept. On the inside, a single-flight staircase provides the spatial connection between the entrance hall on the upper living floor and the sleeping floor below. The dynamic and open staircase creates a strong reference between the two floors. It also allows daylight into the translucent bathroom cubes – which are built out of glass blocks and divide and structure the lower floor. Save this picture!© Börje MüllerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Börje MüllerThe effect of the curved ceilings in the interior is enhanced by the reduced and honest choice of materials; concrete ceilings, dyed concrete floors and white plaster walls. Also on the outside, the facades were developed to support the volumetric concept. The curved ceilings are indicated with hard concrete bands – the light filling in between is composed of ceiling-high windows and curtain walls covered with translucent polycarbonate panels. An economical and considerate use of housing space contributes to sustainability, as well as the use of uncoated materials and efficient building services with heat pump, thermal solar panels and comfort ventilation.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Börje MüllerThe project is an example of a modest densification of villa plots in rural living areas. The relation between the new buildings, the existing villa and the landscaped grounds were essential. The design of the two houses, inspired by the topographic particularities of the site, allows optimal integration into the existing estate and leaves enough presence, space and views for the villa.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerThe lightwave polycarbonate boards are the filling between the ceiling foreheads of concrete. This supports the volumetric concept of waves and curved forms as a reaction to the slope of the plot.Note: This project was originally published on March 22, 2017Save this picture!© Börje MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessJinlin Royal Park / Do Design GroupSelected ProjectsCafé in Ujina / IGArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:8354 Hofstetten, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs: Börje Müller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses in Wygärtli / Beck + Oser ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouses in Wygärtli / Beck + Oser Architekten 2013 Photographs Projects “COPY” Year: CopyAbout this officeBeck + Oser ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHofstettenIcebergSwitzerlandPublished on March 31, 2020Cite: “Houses in Wygärtli / Beck + Oser Architekten” 30 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.