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    2verandas by Gus Wüstemann // Zürich, Switzerland.

    12th June

    To Switzerland, today, to look at a wonderful (enormous) house on the northern shores of Lake Zürich by Gus Wüstemann Architects. The building comprises two houses – one of concrete, one of wood – at opposite ends of a large suburban plot. The design intent was to occupy the entire site and draw people through the garden by giving them a destination. I like this very much. The garden becomes somewhere to be, rather than something to look at. The residence (concrete) is up high. The pool house (timber) sits below. The former is a sort of glamorous bunker one can live in. The latter an airy rectilinear folly for outdoor braais on those long summer evenings of the northern hemisphere…



    Swiss Architectural Photographer Bruno Helbling.

    10th April

    Zürich-based photographer Bruno Helbling specialises in design, architecture and still life photography. He has worked with book and magazine editors, creative agencies and numerous other clients in Switzerland and worldwide. His portfolio is full of beautiful little gems, particularly the ones he has captured of homes designed by various Swiss architects…



    5sculptures by Gus Wüstemann // Zürich, Switzerland.

    23rd October

    Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann certainly knows a thing or two about refurbishing heritage interiors. Oh yes he does! This apartment is a beautiful example of what is possible when ‘heritage’ and ‘contemporary’ make sweet, sweet love – oh come on, those two are married so it’s perfectly ok for them to do that…



    Crusch Alba Loft by Gus Wüstemann | Barcelona.

    22nd November

    Ummmm… Wow. Hello sexy interior, where have you been all my life? So, can you guys tell that I have a bit of a “thing” for old buildings. Yes, it’s becoming a bit of a problem.

    This loft in Barcelona belongs to a Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann and his young family. (Side note – apparently Wüstemann commutes weekly between his practice in Zurich and Barcelona. Wowzers, that’s some commute.) Existing building dates back to 1860, which Wüstemann stripped, patched then varnished to maintain the weathered look. The new insertion was literally superimposed over the existing shell creating a clear distinction between the old and the new. And what a beautiful union it is – super slick, minimalist and modern is layered with beautiful patina and carefully preserved character of the original building…




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