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Treverus 13.10.2021 14:57

An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich
 
The house in Wipkingen is "a provocation with its unfinished looks" and has "fluid forms"...

Maybe its me, but I find it not that provocative... just not exactly pretty.

https://cdn.unitycms.io/image/ocrope...F6GXe-L1Ux.jpg

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/so-wohn...s-334305858093

https://www.20min.ch/story/das-schoe...h-825089044260

k_and_e 13.10.2021 14:59

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All houses looked like that in the eighties:eek:

Phil_MCR 13.10.2021 15:20

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I've seen worse.

nejc 13.10.2021 15:23

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3355811)
The house in Wipkingen is "a provocation with its unfinished looks" and has "fluid forms"...

I found it exactly as it says, and better than 70% of Swiss houses. But still not something I would create.

olygirl 13.10.2021 15:41

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Ugly and cold. That cement wall in the bedroom looks unfinished and slightly damp. That place must echo horribly when a pin is dropped.

The view is phenonomal but that has nothing to do with the building of the house. This is one of those cases where modern is being celebrated because it's different, but all I see is an unfinished home.

meloncollie 13.10.2021 15:54

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Yikes.

Clearly what I want/need/like/would consider even remotely livable in a home is at odds with the current Swiss aesthetic.


<Closes EF tab, back to Zillow..>

Phil_MCR 13.10.2021 16:12

Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich
 
But I feel sorry for anybody with OCD living nearby. Just seeing the photo of the house with extra mortar between the bricks gives me the shivers.

Kittster 13.10.2021 16:20

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Architects be architecting.

nejc 13.10.2021 16:29

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 3355842)
But I feel sorry for anybody with OCD living nearby. Just seeing the photo of the house with extra mortar between the bricks gives me the shivers.

I sent this photo to a friend from Zurich, and she replied with: "is it in front of that disgusating Altersheim?"
Altersheim is the violet building behind the house. i just wanted to say, people were already suffering there :D

robBob 13.10.2021 16:32

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My kind of hause. :cool:

doropfiz 13.10.2021 16:49

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I agree with one of the comments in 20 Minuten:
Was soll DAS sein ? Das schönste Haus ? Hiiiiiiiilllllllfe 😳
Oh, well, I suppose the architect got some sort of kick out of forcing this création on the world. Sigh.

MattyRedSox 13.10.2021 17:00

Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich
 
Not for me, it looks like it was built by a weekend handyman with leftovers from job site...

ennui 13.10.2021 17:04

Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich
 
So much meh.

pilatus1 13.10.2021 17:12

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Nothing feels warm and cozy like unfinished concrete :msnshock:

I can't believe people would want to live there, let alone it being named the prettiest house of the year!

It looks like it would house machine gun turrets, or maybe be a control building at an alpine tunnel entrance.

BritS 13.10.2021 17:22

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Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 3355844)
Architects be architecting.

I think if my architect had done this architecting, he'd better be good at lawyering too!

Kittster 13.10.2021 17:26

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Originally Posted by BritS (Post 3355868)
I think if my architect had done this architecting, he'd better be good at lawyering too!

Clearly went to the same university as the one who did my staircase. I'm reasonably flexible when it comes to architectural design, having a soft spot for Brutalism and all, but this is just "Je-m'en-foutisme".

Treverus 13.10.2021 18:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by pilatus1 (Post 3355864)
Nothing feels warm and cozy like unfinished concrete :msnshock:

I can't believe people would want to live there, let alone it being named the prettiest house of the year!

It looks like it would house machine gun turrets, or maybe be a control building at an alpine tunnel entrance.

Agree. It has a certain Flaktower aesthetic… even though even those are a little easier on the eye…

Axa 13.10.2021 20:11

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Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 3355844)
Architects be architecting.

épater les bourgeois :rofl:

The fun thing is that the purple thing behind is not exactly beautiful.

AbFab 13.10.2021 20:22

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It’ll be nice when it’s finished…

HIAO 13.10.2021 21:27

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I really like that!


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