Im Forster "Le Garage", Zürich, Switzerland

Im Forster "Le Garage"

This work belongs to a residential ensemble recently constructed on a magnificent

park-like site overlooking the lake of Zürich.

The small building known as “Le Garage” comprises three apartments with independent entrances, the idea being to preserve the character of the detached single-family house which predominates in the Zürichberg quarter.

Given the intent for the building to integrate harmoniously into its context, the facade material selected is a walling system of stucco applied onto lightweight insulation, a system often used in colder climates given its considerable energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, it possesses the virtue of preserving the character of traditional architectural forms, in this case masonry walls.