Giuliani Hönger Architekten: Surber Burri residence - best architects 23

Giuliani Hönger Architekten

Surber Burri residence

best architects 23

single family homes


Regensberg, Switzerland


David Willen


A new spatial plan for an archetypical house

In the medieval town of Regensberg, which is under a preservation order, the new replacement building between the firewalls of its neighbours conforms to the profile of the surrounding buildings. The woodshed on the northern side has been transformed into a wooden living room for the owners with a terrace above. The central daytime areas of the owners’ large apartment and of the two smaller rented apartments are arranged above each other, extending from the north to south side of the building. The bedrooms, bathrooms and service spaces flank them on either side and have normal room heights. The building shell is made as a self-supporting, insulated timber construction which, much like the rendered frame buildings found locally, expresses the internal layout of spaces externally. The surfaces of the concrete, masonry or timber walls in the interior are whitewashed.