This modern minimalist Swiss chalet built in an area with zoning ordinances, diverts the vernacular design of the typical chalet into contemporary and playful architecture. The topographical insertion inverts the superposition of the functions and the interior walk in a «plug-in» way. The living spaces, reachable from the upper side of the plot, evolves underneath the roof, facing the beautiful landscape of the Lake Geneva and Alps.
Architecture: LRS Architects
The idea was to make this three storey house as transparent as possible, in a way that would establish a visual relationship between external and internal areas. To make this viable, the openings were designed at the rear and front of the structure to be three metres wide and to be on the same axis. When open, large glazing elements slide along the walls uniting the external and internal spaces.
Architecture: Apiacas Arquitetos
Photography: Pregnolato and Kusuki
Main idea of the timber house is the “indoor environment quality” reached by the inner courtyard in the middle which is hidden from outside on this small site. The house with courtyard is organized on two floors. On the ground floor there are living and dining room, kitchen, garage and secondary rooms. Indoor and outdoor space are merging when the large floor-to-ceilling glazing in the courtyard is opened in summer.
Architecture and photography: DI Bernardo Bader