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Old 26.04.2011, 21:02
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Ja, the older generations knew more about Graffiti than this younger generation of spray painters!

But seriously now ....... We want to paint our house, and the shutters, but have been told we have to have the permission of the Gemeinde for this (Wolffi-man, I think I got the spelling correct THIS time?) ( keep forgetting if there is or is not an R in that?)....

But the Acid Green/ or Acid Yellow seems to get approved in some towns .. yugghhh ......!

White is nice ... and Sunshine Yellow doors .. and Buttercup yellow shutters .. or a Red Door ...... but I gather that the grey around the windows is pretty standard huh? ...... either a "cold" grey ... or a "warm" grey, depending on the other colours.

Who, I wonder, is in charge of colour selection down at the Gemeinde?
Contact THIS office

Bauamt

Dorfstrasse 7, 8197 Rafz ; Tel 044 879 14 43 , Fax 044 879 14 64 , E:rene.strahm@rafz.zh.ch
Oeffnungszeiten : Montag, 08.00 - 11.30 und 14.00 - 18.00
Dienstag - Donnerstag, 08.00 - 11.30 und 14.00 - 16.30
Freitag, 08.00 durchgehend bis 16.00

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the legal guideline is THIS

http://www.rafz.ch/dl.php/de/2005022...nenordnung.pdf

I suggest that you make a print-out of and look this compilation through , but then go over
to the Bauamt to talk with the chap there. If you make it clear that you are interested in
a good co-operation but need his help, he most certainly will help to find solutions


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Old 26.04.2011, 21:13
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

And if you really want to know more about the colours in Zurich, you may be interested in the project: "Farbraum Stadt", which gives a detailed analysis of usage of colour in the city incl. swatches and video (sorry, in German only).

... and here's an article in the NZZ about this project. (in German)

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Old 26.04.2011, 21:17
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

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This also explains the popularity of pebble-dash in Scotland.

I hope this explains things to your satisfaction.
Crikey, I had to look pebble dashing up in the Urban Dictionary. I wish I hadn't now. They surely can't decorate their houses like that in Scotland, can they?

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Old 26.04.2011, 21:44
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

I think a pic of this fine animal should be added to all posts, from now on..
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

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Ja, the older generations knew more about Graffiti than this younger generation of spray painters!

But seriously now ....... We want to paint our house, and the shutters, but have been told we have to have the permission of the Gemeinde for this (Wolffi-man, I think I got the spelling correct THIS time?) ( keep forgetting if there is or is not an R in that?)....

But the Acid Green/ or Acid Yellow seems to get approved in some towns .. yugghhh ......!

White is nice ... and Sunshine Yellow doors .. and Buttercup yellow shutters .. or a Red Door ...... but I gather that the grey around the windows is pretty standard huh? ...... either a "cold" grey ... or a "warm" grey, depending on the other colours.

Who, I wonder, is in charge of colour selection down at the Gemeinde?
Acid Green...Acid Yellow....I was wondering what sort of names they would attach to these colors.
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Old 27.04.2011, 07:54
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And if you really want to know more about the colours in Zurich, you may be interested in the project: "Farbraum Stadt", which gives a detailed analysis of usage of colour in the city incl. swatches and video (sorry, in German only).

... and here's an article in the NZZ about this project. (in German)

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I found a book on this at the Zurich Design Museum, v small selection of books, shouldn't be hard to find.
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Old 27.04.2011, 19:16
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

I agree lol
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

I snapped a few of the more colourful ones around Luzern.







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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

everything is White in switzerland because the people here have no imagination. They're too simplistic. every house is alike. period
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everything is White in switzerland because the people here have no imagination. They're too simplistic. every house is alike. period
Have you ever been to Switzerland?
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Re: Swiss Housing Color Schemes

yea i live there
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Old 18.05.2011, 19:27
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everything is White in switzerland because the people here have no imagination. They're too simplistic. every house is alike. period
There is an incredible diversity in property styles and colours, especially in the cities. Cyrus's pictures of Lucerne are quite representative of the variety.

White is one of the less used colours from my recollections. If anything is dominant in towns, it is the plain concrete.
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yea i live there
Then you'll know that every house isn't white.
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Old 19.05.2011, 00:23
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yea i live there
Sure ???? Then I suggest to follow the advice of a Schaffhausen city-entrance which says "Lappi Tue d'Auge uuf" which can be translated as "Dull chap, open your eyes"
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Anyone else notice that the Swiss paint thier houses in all shorts of odd dreary undescribeable colors that don't seem to work well together?
well, we just built a house here. And as far as the planning permission rules went, you could have any color as long as it was white or (light) gray :-)
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well, we just built a house here. And as far as the planning permission rules went, you could have any color as long as it was white or (light) gray :-)
Planning permission rules are communal and Cantonal but not federal. It depends on where you build. If you build in an old village-centre where all buildings are either grey or white, than your choice is restricted. And if you are in a conservative village or town, you will be more restricted than in a more progressive community. Had you gone to Dietikon/ZH or Spreitenbach/AG or Dübendorf, you would have quite some freedom of choice.
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Had you gone to Dietikon/ZH or Spreitenbach/AG or Dübendorf, you would have quite some freedom of choice.
Probably true, but then I wouldn't have had the view on the lake :-)
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