Apartment house on Röntgenstrasse, Zurich. Apartment House on Röntgenstrasse, Zurich. The area is not necessarily amongst the most popular for owner-occupied apartments. Immediately next to the railway lines and not far from the Langstrasse, the new family apartment block has seven different apartments tailored to their respective occupants. The five-storey building is partly built as a perimeter block development typical for the area, and also partly acts as an imposing corner-frontage. The primary aim – despite complicated building restrictions – was to naturally dovetail the building into its surroundings. Essentially the building consists of a grid-pattern façade that reflects its urban context. Nevertheless, bow windows of varying heights and an external chimney flue flush with the façade optically heighten the building, giving it a certain dynamic and an urban presence.
Projekt: AFGH, Project leader: Barbara Schaub, Regula Zwicky, photos: Valentin Jeck