Lux Guyer was a Swiss architect and one of the first woman to establish her own office. She was born in Zürich in 1894 and she accomplished a lot to improve the women’s condition at this time. The architect promoted the progress of gender equality by running her business under her own name and did for exemple a housing project for single women (Lettenhof). Guyer wanted to create an architecture for the new working women.
In 1928, she was asked to be the head of architect for a fair exhibiting the accomplishments of women and she designed for the occasion the SAFFA House, a modular wooden house for the middle-class.
Saffa-Haus 1928 in Bern (Bild: Archiv Institut gta)
Heim für Studentinnen, Lehrerinnen und Büroangestellte Lindenhof in Zürich, 1927/28