Gus Wüstemann: Easy methods to Present High quality Residing Areas With Much less Sources
With places of work in Zürich, Barcelona and Majorca, the work of Gus Wüstemann Architects is a continuing evolution between matter and context. From the robust heritage of timber and concrete development in Switzerland, to the blurry boundaries of inside and out of doors present in Mediterranean structure, Gus’ work at all times put an emphasis on the core values of the native development and craftsmanship, blended with the cross learnings of working throughout completely different areas.
Presently engaged on tasks corresponding to A Barn, for Demna’s Atelier and Loïc’s Studio, and a blended use hybrid concrete/timber in Feldmeilen, together with a number of residential tasks in Italy and the Balearic Islands, Wüstemann’s structure might be seen as archetypical, important and even uncooked. The interiors are a direct expression of those core ideas, with a brut aesthetic.
Within the Home Z22 and Warehouse F88 challenge in Zürich, a concrete topography acts as an extension of the 170 yr previous stone development to accommodate new methods of dwelling, the place the secondary components (railings, fixtures) are easy, however designed intimately, leading to areas with a novel character.
The same methodology is used within the Inexpensive Housing in Langgrütstrasse. “The assets are restricted. How are you going to present high quality dwelling area with much less assets in a progressive approach? So we expect social housing or reasonably priced housing would not must be much less engaging or completely different. The area might be as robust. So in that specific challenge, it was to simply construct a uncooked home and the uncooked home was, in the long run, the home. So we forgot numerous issues that we usually put as nicely, much less technical installations, much less particulars, much less interiors. In order that’s how we may preserve the prices low. However we went into the areas themselves. And I believe there’s the place we will see some development to create low price range however top quality dwelling areas.”
The learnings from working within the Mediterranean context had been helpful to offer extra below these constraints. “[…] the Mediterranean life-style it’s completely coming into our structure. The way you deal with public area within the sense that the personal area at all times expands to the semi-private areas, which is in Barcelona the entrance of your home. So there’s many choices the place you truly can mix the general public area with the personal area. Due to this fact you want much less personal floor for your self in your flat. And the identical ideas we apply right here [in Switzerland]. For instance, within the reasonably priced housing we did at Langgrütstrasse, in these open areas which can be truly small by floor. Then there is a shared roof terrace. There is a shared backyard. All these components come from the Mediterranean expertise we had in Barcelona and the Balearics, after all.“
For Wüstemann the usage of wooden is essential, “a extra sustainable materials, if we use it proper”, and performs an essential position within the Pavilion Home, the place his seek for the core minimal finds an expressive outcome. “It is nearly in regards to the absence of residential connotations. In the long run, the pavilion home is meant to be only a roof and such a easy roof, like a barn roof. So there’s nothing pointless there to create this roof. And beneath you simply dwell and also you get this sort of free feeling, by the absence of residential connotations. The home is inbuilt the best way that below the roof there’s solely half the home, as an instance there are home windows and there are installations. The opposite a part of the home is simply an outdoor area. So in the summertime you possibly can open these sliding home windows and the home doubles inside the season. And within the winter, you go additional inside and also you’re on the roof, on the half of the roof. However the simplicity and form of the typology that’s simply the barn, simply the roof, for us is essential that hasn’t received the sense of a villa or one thing costly, or it simply ruins all the pieces.”