Uli Mayer · Urs Hüssy Architekten: Gapont - best architects 23

Uli Mayer · Urs Hüssy Architekten


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single family homes


Triesen, Liechtenstein




Future Documentation / EO


The detached house is located in Gapont, in the southern part of the village centre of Triesen, Liechtenstein, in the immediate vicinity of the Gapont apartment house that the architects built in 2015. The new building fits into a gap left by a fire, sharing walls with structures on its north and south sides. In order to form a new ensemble with the adjacent buildings, themes that were already implemented in the Gapont apartment house were taken up again here: adaptation to the terrain, with the internal spatial structure following the external topography; timber construction over a solid base of insulating concrete; a minimally refined shell. Working with the existing topography, a spatial continuum was developed that connects the staggered split levels. Atop a base of monolithic insulating concrete that accommodates the basement, studio and kitchen stands a prefabricated timber building consisting of a load-bearing factory-painted shelf structure. The house is equipped with wood fibre insulation and clad with vertical native larch boards.