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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

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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

All houses looked like that in the eighties
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

I've seen worse.
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

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

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

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..>
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Old 13.10.2021, 16:12
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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.
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

Architects be architecting.
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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
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

My kind of hause.
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

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

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

Nothing feels warm and cozy like unfinished concrete

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

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Architects be architecting.
I think if my architect had done this architecting, he'd better be good at lawyering too!
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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".
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Nothing feels warm and cozy like unfinished concrete

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…
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The fun thing is that the purple thing behind is not exactly beautiful.
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

It’ll be nice when it’s finished…
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Re: An international "house of the year" award goes to Zurich

I really like that!
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