Residental Courtyard at Rigistrasse, Zug
A Garden within the Courtyard
The courtyard’s focal point is an elevated garden, similar to a Ticinese roof garden. A rammed earth wall supports this new garden level, and a steep, narrow staircase leads up to it. The space is framed by hedges, and offers a restful atmosphere beneath the canopy of a single tree. A drinking fountain stands on the loose gravel surface. Simple materials, limited space, and clear formulation of the different open space typologies - square, garden and courtyard - define the courtyard. These attributes imbue the housing blocks with a highly differentiated outdoor character.