Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten: Narzissenstrasse apartment house  - best architects 23 in Gold

Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten

Narzissenstrasse apartment house

best architects 23 in Gold

multi-family homes


Zurich, Switzerland


Roland Bernath


The house stands on the lower Zürichberg hill on level with the university, set on one of the inconspicuous neighbourhood streets named after flowers. The simple plastered residential houses in the neighbourhood are painted in various colours, with modest façade ornament; some have oriels or small balconies and strong rooflines with mansard and attached hipped roof. The house on Narzissenstrasse fits into this familiar context. Bay windows dominate the narrow street façade, balconies with pergolas occupy the corners, and the roof here also forms a mansard. The coloured plaster surfaces and white windows are framed by profiled concrete elements. A narrow front garden separates the house from the street. The building accommodates two apartments on each floor, one facing the street and the other facing the garden. The connecting element is an elongated living area, which in one case runs along the street and in the other protrudes into the garden. As on the exterior, the interior expression is determined not by abstraction but by the concrete.