swb guest apartment Neubühl

“Live like you’re on holiday …” So went the 1930s advertising slogan of the Zurich “Werkbundsiedlung Neubühl”. Inspired by light, air and sun, you’ll find this model settlement of modern architecture (Neues Bauen) on a ridge between the Uetliberg and Lake Zurich. A guest apartment of the Swiss Werkbund is available to travellers and architecture enthusiasts alike.

Many features of the original studio, which is located in a gallery at the entrance to the settlement, have been retained, including the original ground plan as well as built-in wardrobes, sliding windows, the balcony railing, the kitchen light – and even the doorbell. The bathroom and kitchen, on the other hand, date to the building’s renovation in the 1980s. In 2015 the apartment was given a new linoleum floor and the walls were painted in the original colors. The apartment is furnished with modern Swiss classics, including the Ulm stool, Max Bill’s “Dreirundtisch”, beds by Alfred Roth, chairs by Werner Max Moser, and the “ess.tee.tisch”, an iconic Swiss table by Jürg Bally.


What to do

Sightseeing, swimming, biking, hiking.

Why we like this house

Living in a Swiss icon of modern architecture.

This house is great for

Couples and guests that like to experience unique design projects first hand!


Details of the property

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Zurich

Name: swb guest apartment

Scenery: Situated on the outskirts of a major city in the Alps

Accommodation: Apartment

Number of guests: 1 to 2 people

Architecture: Modern classic, Old & new, Listed building - new

Completed: 1930, renovation 2015

Design: Collective of architects of the Werkbund


2 Comments

RG said:

Ein perfektes Hideaway für einen Kurzaufenthalt in Zürich. Geschmackvoll und in schöner Abstimmung mit der modernen Architektur eingerichtet. Auch die Küche ist komplett ausgestattet: Länger da sein wäre noch schöner gewesen! Und zu zweit sogar günstiger als eine Nacht in der Jugendherberge…

Margret Lochner-Barthel / Jürgen Barthel said:

Wir waren nun schon das zweite Mal in der SWB-Gästewohnung. Man fühlt sich in den Räumen sehr wohl, das liegt an den gelungen Proportionen, den praktischen Einbauten und der originellen Möblierung. Die Lage am Stadtrand ist angenehm, mit dem Bus vor der Tür geht es schnell zur Tram und in die Stadt. Von der Buchung bis zur Abreise läuft alles problemlos, man hat wirklich das Gefühl ‘Gast’ zu sein.

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