The House S is located in a quiet, lushly landscaped neighborhood along the shore of Lake Zurich. Single-family homes in various sizes and architectural styles characterize the immediate context. Another identifying feature is the impressive forest, which begins about 50m behind the house.
The building is perceived as a composition of three volumes slightly shifted in relation to each other. The three volumes are created through specific cutouts. On the first floor, the four corners of the building are subtracted and on the upper floor the central lounge area is punched through. With these gestures, the organization of the building becomes legible and the volume receives an adequate lightness. The lateral facades are kept more flat and the play with proportions is done through a change of material between plaster and pre-weathered cedar wood. On the uphill side, the image of the three volumes, slightly shifted in relation to each other, is repeated.
The first floor with the main living spaces, an office as well as the main entrance is organized in a cross shape. The center of this cross and the heart of the house is formed by a two-story hall, in which a wide staircase playfully leads to the upper floor. The upper floor impresses with a generous, spanned space, which can be read as a continuation of the hall and can be used flexibly. This central hall also divides the children's area on one side from the parents' area on the other.