Griesser diversity, elegantly and sustainably combined, Modern apartment building
The right product for every living situation
Completed in 2021, the apartment building with 11 rental apartments in Oetwil am See is a real eye-catcher, combining stylish design with natural materials. Surrounded by attractive green spaces, the wooden facade blends harmoniously into its environment, offering a streamlined and airy impression of the building, despite its 4 floors, thanks to the narrow boards and natural coloring.
With their white, lime-plastered interior walls and ceilings of light gray exposed concrete, the generously proportioned, high-quality apartments are the perfect backdrop for making the most of sunlight with Griesser products, with residents benefiting from glare protection and light-filled rooms.
The windows of the building have triple glazing and thus enjoy excellent insulation. Griesser's popular Lamisol III 90 Fix external venetian blind with profile slats were chosen for the solar shading on the sand-colored wood-metal windows. These were color-coordinated with the facade and window frames in an elegant beige (NCS S 5010-Y10R) with a golden shimmer.
In the basement, the narrower Lamisol III 70 FIX model was also used on some windows. Here, the color RAL 9006 (white aluminum) was chosen for the paint. This bright, silvery metallic shade reflects the colors of its surroundings in the sun – so the blinds appear white in pure sunlight and greenish when the surrounding grass is reflected.
For the loggias that give the building its casual, open structure, the architects opted for the Sigara vertical awning from Griesser. This does not require a header and could therefore be attached by ceiling installation to the edge of the balcony railing above. The robust acrylic fabric withstands wind and bad weather and its light sand color (Cuba Collection 3-708) is reminiscent of natural linen in both color and structure. It therefore keeps the glare and heat of direct sunlight away and transforms the area into a cozy and much-loved place.
The patios of the top-floor residents and those in the garden area are protected from excessive sunlight by the sturdy and wind-resistant Topas folding arm awning (available only in Switzerland). The dark paint on the frame (NCS S 7005-G80Y) and the fir green of the fabric (Cuba Collection 3-854) allow the awnings to blend harmoniously into the natural overall appearance of the building.
René Dürr architectural photography, Zurich