Submitted by: Beat Kaempfen, office for architecture
Implemented country: Switzerland
Title: Combining Environment and Style in Home Renovation
The single-family house that was built in 1984 at Lake Zurich was enlarged to a duplex house in 2005. The project tried to combine various aspects that have frequently been seen as contradictory. On the one hand high energetic and ecological goals were set; on the other hand architectural and creative demands were also high. Nevertheless, energy consumption was reduced dramatically and only materials with good ecological and biological balance were used.