Graber & Steiger Architekten: Lakeside house in Zug - best architects 12

Graber & Steiger Architekten

Lakeside house in Zug

best architects 12

single family homes


Zug / Switzerland


Dominique Marc Wehrli


We had the honour of designing the new home for a family of four on a spacious, park-like site situated right next to the lake in the town of Zug. The privileged location with its breathtaking views of the lake, mountains and town, and the idyllic character of the direct vicinity all had a strong impact on the design, as did the agreed space utilisation programme that was tailored to meet the needs of the inhabitants. The spatial programme took into account the versatile architectural topography, creating a grounded, composed counterpart to the countryside. A series of terraces and carefully positioned windows and openings accentuate the qualities of the location in a differentiated way. A two-storey atrium in the centre of the building forms a pivotal point around which all the utility rooms have been arranged.