K.I.S.S. is a boldly realised residential concept on Badenerstrasse in Zurich presenting 46 maisonnette apartments with striking interior designs. The tenant is given the choice between three exemplary apartment types offering individual experiences. This creates a whole new living concept enabling the choice between apartments based on identical layouts but with their own character, carrying names such as CLASSIC, INDUSTRIAL and FUNKY.
The two-storey spaces in the maisonettes offer an imposing stage bringing out the distinctive characteristics of the apartment types. The FUNKY apartment stands out with its porthole window in the bathroom and a huge graffiti graphic on the open plan living room main wall, while clear and contemporary exposed concrete, stainless steel in the kitchen and plywood panels add their own character to the INDUSTRIAL apartment. K.I.S.S. occupies a striking corner plot and thereby creates an independent building sculpture.
The shiny almost leather like façade with slightly tilted metal window frames gives the building its unmistakable identity. The building opens up towards the south and the sun with floor height windows and colourful individually designed balconies.
Camenzind Evolution was responsible throughout the phases – from the first feasibility study through to concept development, design, construction and finally branding, marketing and first rentals. This enabled a harmonious implementation followed through from start to end.Location: Zurich, Switzerland Concept, architecture and marketing: Camenzind Evolution
Clients: Swiss Life AG, Zürich Completion date: Spring 2012 Floor surface apartments: 4’849 m2
Floor surface shops: 714 m2
Project Management: Marco Noch
Project Team: Stefan Camenzind, Tanya Ruegg, Patrik Uihlein, Tanja Kinberger, Silke Ebner