House with Two Entries
Rüschlikon, 2020–2022
Direct Commission
Garden Floor
Ground Floor
Attic Floor

House with Two Entries

The residential building on Alte Landstrasse in Rüschlikon on Lake Zurich is a duplex house with two very different halves, each with its own qualities. The right half of the house is compact and has its dwelling spaces at the entry level and on the floor above. The views toward the lake and the mountains are from the south side. The room on the top floor enjoys evening sun from the west. The left half of the house extends to the extreme. The main living floor is at garden level, where there is access into the garden on all sides. A view of the lake opens up to the east. The bedrooms are on the top floor and face westward and to the lake. The widely separated rooms are connected by an oval stairway and an elevator. All the rooms on the top floor share access to a roof terrace with distant views. Both dwellings have in common that each has a living hall with large windows and a room height of 3.25 meters.

The duplex on Alte Landstrasse is a dream house. A significant role in this dream is played by two other buildings, both of which are important and beautiful homes: Casa Malaparte on Capri and the Wittgenstein House in Vienna. This project measures itself against their spatial and architectural qualities.

Project team
Peter Baumberger, Karin Stegmeier, Ron Edelaar, Elli Mosayebi, Christian Inderbitzin, Phillip Türich, Kevin Dröscher, Patric Hütter, Michael Kälin, Katrin Pfäffli, Anouk Schepens, Crisost Koch, Christian Weber

Baumberger Stegmeier Architektur (BS+EMI Architektenpartner AG)


Landscape Achitecture: Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, Zürich
Civil Engineer: wlw Bauingenieure AG, Zürich
Building Services: Böni Gebäudetechnik AG, Oberentfelden
Electrical Engineer: Gutknecht Elektorplanung AG, Au
Building Physics: Raumanzug GmbH, Zürich

Roland Bernath