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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.


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

My kind of hause.
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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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Architects be architecting.
épater les bourgeois

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