Home for Senior Citizens, Chur, Switzerland – Peter Zumthor


Peter Zumthor also designed a home for senior citizens in 1993. This long slab of two-floor apartments seems modernist but his use of materials instead of comedic paint give this home its own unique touch. The use of big windows and wood as framing give this structure a very physical appearance.


The east facade holds two entrances to the building which are integrated into the row of double height windows. The entrance leads into a large common space that distributes the inhabitants into their personal living units. Instead of a hallway this space is more like a long living room. The cells are more like big pieces of furniture themselves since their volume and partitioning doesn’t seem to touch the ceiling and floor.

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