Herzog & DeMueron - House for a veterinary surgeon, Dagmersellen 1984. A lesser known and very early project from the studio which shows a subtle experimentation of many traditional elements of residential architecture. These distortions and abstractions would be the guiding concept for many of the firm’s earlier house projects. Personal scans from here.

Though the building bears many conventional elements, replete with its cement render, the head-like west façade may evoke zoomorphic associations, whereas the detailing of such things as the balustrade and canopy counterbalance the otherwise solid volume of the main configuration.