在瑞士苏黎世的历史悠久的Mettmenstetten小镇中央，建筑公司Am Dorfbach建了两栋极具特色的现代化多层住宅， 它不仅为住户提供了高品质的生活，还为密度非常高的小镇中央找到了合适且富有创造性的解决方案，同时，建筑本身也是对当地的半木结构房屋的一种现代化的诠释。
In the historic village centre of Mettmenstetten, two modern multi-family houses were built on behalf of the construction consortium “Am Dorfbach, Mettmenstetten”. The identity-creating building complex offers a high quality of living and finds an appropriate and creative solution for redensification in the center of the village with a modern interpretation of local timber-framed houses.
In the context of redensification, a high degree of area utilisation can be achieved in the village centre, but the building legislation severely restricts the design possibilities within the village centre. All buildings must blend into the townscape in terms of materials, colors, facades and details. The traditional materials plaster and wood must be considered. Only saddleback roofs covered with clay tiles are permitted. Balconies must be integrated into the building like loggias. In order not to disturb the privacy of the residents, access from the south is exclusively direct to the shared underground car park of the two houses (26 parking spaces and visitor parking spaces). A new pedestrian bridge over the village stream establishes pedestrian access from the north.
The buildings are constructed as conventional solid buildings with wooden element roofs. The prefabricated elements were constructed floor by floor with the shell, analogous to the traditional timber-frame construction method. The construction of the transom facade in the area of the gable was very demanding. The window walls and the entrance elements were manufactured as concrete elements in one piece. With elaborate planning and precise production of the elements, modern timber-framed house facades could be realised in this way. The other parts of the building are traditionally plastered. In order to give the large buildings a structure and a valuable appearance, a special plastering process was used. The colored plaster (3 mm grain) was executed with a horizontal brush stroke. For reasons of cost, the plinth does not contain any concrete elements and is characterised only by a change in the plaster structure (smooth surface) and color. In terms of coloring, the two buildings are restrained on the outside. The houses are in two similar, broken white tones, darker in their brightness value than the white concrete elements and the white painted roof cornices and undersides. The textile curtains of the balconies are also white. The reduced colour scheme emphasises the interplay of light and shadow on the relief-like facades.
▼建筑的传统木屋顶及现代化的立面，the conventional wooden roofs and modern elevation
▼外立面抹灰处理，主色调为白色，plaster treatment of the exterior elevation, the main color is white
In order to be able to offer contemporary, modern apartments, the project makes use of a trick for the required integration of the loggias into the building structure. To this end, the project refers to timber-framed houses – a typical form of building in the historic centre of Mettmenstetten. In addition to the classic timber-framed houses, in which the half-timbered elements are present on all sides of the building. The living spaces are given optimum lighting conditions, and the generous loggias, as a direct extension of the living space, meet the requirements of contemporary living. The balcony railings are also based on the statically ineffective woods, which serve as decorative elements in traditional timber-framed buildings. Instead of the traditional infill with wood mesh, a balcony railing made of stretched, white sprayed chrome steel nets with striking wooden handrails is used in the area of the loggias. The fine nets create permeability to the outside space and do not compete with the identity-creating concrete construction. In the interior construction, durable materials are used in the tradition of rural living. The staircases have white lacquered wooden stringers and brushed chrome steel rods, which are finished with handrails made of oiled oak wood. The walls are made with abrasion and painted in a light-yellow shade. The ceilings are in white plaster and painted white. In the apartments, the open kitchens, wardrobe elements, doors, and skirting boards are made of white lacquered wood.
▼阳台作为室内空间的延伸立面使用了半木结构元素，the generous loggias, as a direct extension of the living space and half-timbered elements are present on all sides of the building
▼居住空间可以获得最佳采光，the living spaces are given optimum lighting conditions
The surrounding design incorporates elements from the rural environment. The access roads to the two buildings are paved with concrete blocks (Tegula-Roma). The new pedestrian bridge over the village stream takes up the façade theme with its half-timbered construction of dark green metal profiles stretched with a chrome steel net. The outside space is subtly zoned with hedge bodies. Here native hedges (red beech, hornbeam, ironwood tree (Persian beech)) are used. The hedges run along the paths and create privacy in the garden apartments. Wide seating steps of white concrete lead directly from the loggias into the garden.
项目位置：瑞士 Pfruendmattstrasse 64/66, 8932 Mettmenstetten
建设公司：Am Dorfbach, Mettmenstetten 建筑公司
建筑设计：Kuithan 事务所, Zurich, Helene Kuithan
景观设计：Andreas Geser Landscape Architects AG, Zurich Simon Treier
摄影：Beat Bühler, Zurich
Project design & complete year: 2013-2015
Location: Pfruendmattstrasse 64/66, 8932 Mettmenstetten, Switzerland
Construction consortium: “Am Dorfbach, Mettmenstetten”
Floor area: 3’900㎡
Building volume: 11’800 m³
Total production costs 11’254’000 CHF
Architecture: Kuithan Architekten GmbH, Zurich, Helene Kuithan
Landscape Architecture: Andreas Geser Landscape Architects AG, Zurich,Simon Treier
Architectural Photography: Beat Bühler, Zurich