Visualizations for the winning contribution of Meier Hug Architects to the competition for the residential and nursing home in Richterswil, Switzerland. Via http://www.meierhug.ch/projekt/wohn-und-pflegeheim-richterswil: The outdoor areas on both sides of the Gartenstrasse, with solitary buildings and gardens, characterize the environment between Mülibach and Sunnengass in Richterswil. A number of older, well-proportioned buildings and their clear relationship to the street and garden space are the hallmarks of the surrounding building structure. The enclosures and the associated zoning of the street and exterior spaces as well as the differentiated architectural expressions of the historical main and secondary buildings contribute significantly to the spatial quality of the street and garden area. The necessary development of the deep parcels and the desired structural compaction will change the originally grown structure. In the project proposal, the question of compaction and the associated constructional pressure on the existing buildings is regarded as a decisive criterion for an adequate development of the site: the volumetric structure of the building structure, the length ratios and the geometrical orientation respect the adjoining structural structures as well as the course of the Mülibaches And anchoring the building in the immediate vicinity. The existing red books become the central element of the exterior space. As a house in the garden, the building differs in its materialization with shingles from the adjacent stone massive buildings.