Boltshauser Architekten: Residential complex Wülflingen - best architects 19

Boltshauser Architekten

Residential complex Wülflingen

best architects 19

multi-family homes


Winterthur / Switzerland


Kuster Frey


The original undercut slope of the Töss riverside divides the approximately 20,000-square-meter property into two levels. On both of them stand two angled building figures, which enclose a shared courtyard. A loose tree plantation accompanies a public footpath along the hill. In the middle the path widens and leads to the more intimate residential courtyards, which lend the complex its distinctive identity. The structure of the ensemble welcomes views from all sides into the residential courtyards. Offsetting the balconies and the building figures breaks the ensemble into relaxed simple volumes and interlink them with its surroundings. The façades of concrete and clinker brick are articulated in a strong relief, lending the development an animated character. The flats on the street side have a generous south-west-facing living space. The stairwell and bathroom units are arranged efficiently in the core. In the middle, the living space and dining room fill the length of the floor plan, looking out to both courtyards at either end. The bathrooms are likewise arranged façade to façade, separating the living area from the bedrooms.