House Shmerling, Gossau , 2010
A single-family home in the style of the 1970s is renovated, extended, and divided into two units. In the “east wing”, a living hall is built at garden level, while the building’s original concrete structure remains visible. On the upper floor, French windows open up the south-facing rooms towards a sun terrace. The interiors in the “west wing” benefit from the extra high living space that opens up onto two private terraces after the conversion. The existing gallery will be reactivated and converted into a library with a wall of books stretching along its entire length. The building is thus transformed into a cubic-modern house without completely concealing the distinctive characteristics of its original structure.