Burkard Meyer Architekten: Residential ensemble Stocklen - best architects 20

Burkard Meyer Architekten

Residential ensemble Stocklen

best architects 20

multi-family homes


Meilen, Switzerland


Roger Frei


Situated on the upper edge of the community of Meilen, the Stocklen area has a unique panoramic location. The challenging topography resulted in an ensemble of four buildings with a courtyard in between. This access courtyard is address, meeting point and residence at one and the same time while its spatial frame ensures the privacy of the individual residential units. On the hillside, six apartments are arranged in two volumes above the solid wall-like base structure. The two lower houses face the garden that drops down towards the lake. The apartment typology is defined by the principle of flowing space which creates a feeling of generosity thanks to the views opened up across the diagonal and reinforces the connection between the interior and exterior space. The rawness of the exposed concrete of the buildings is in exciting dialogue with the panorama and the lushly planted inner courtyard.