Unterägeri apartment building, Zug

“Three-dimensional tangram in the archetype”


In compliance with the building regulations an archetypical house with a pitched roof is placed at the edge of the village. The building volume shifts back and forth between context-related typology and abstracted building figure.

Four maisonette apartments, each for one of four siblings, face in three directions. Each apartment has a double-height living room, a loggia and identical room modules. Along with a “granny flat” they are interlocked to create a three-dimensional tangram.


The primary spatial structure is made of concrete. It is encased in prefabricated, insulated wood elements and a cladding of small Eternit slates for the roof and walls. The corner openings of the staggered loggias expose the non-loadbearing shell and offer attractive views outside.

Address

6314 Unterägeri

Client

private

Commission

Apartment building

Procedure

Direct commission

Award

Auszeichnung guter Bauten Kanton Zug 1996

Planning period

1994–1996

Photography

Walter Mair

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