On a pristine plot of land in Zumikon, Switzerland, Think Architecture designed and completed 4 Courtyard Houses, a complex residential project composed of four identical houses/ structures. Basically, we’re talking about a home with a unique identity, divided in four compartments. Built as a reaction to the strict building regulations of the community, the residence distinguishes itself through a high level of quality and modularity. Interior courtyards, gardens and pathways link all four structures between them.
“The four houses are built up in a modular way, identical in the basic conception but mirrored in the common middle and reacting individually to the particular topographic situation. The stringent structure of the layout is reflected in the facades as well as the roof-landscape.” Rigid and defined by straight lines, the exterior of this complex of four buildings is coated with decorative concrete with clear and dark parts. Large floor-to-ceiling windows frame beautiful vistas, seducing the residents with spectacular dawns and dusks shed over the large expanses of green. To experience pure indulgence, each room comes with its own baldachin.