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Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron

  • 01:00 - 14 February, 2009
Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron
Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron

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  • Location

    Caviano, Switzerland
  • Architects

    Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
  • Project Year


From the architect. The house is located in an area of new buildings outside the historical center of Caviano, with a wonderful view on the lake and the mountains.

With its silver-dark-gray color and pure shape the house takes itself inconspicuously back and connects with natural stonewalls of the surroundings rather than with the heterogeneous buildings.

A hillside volume extension embodies the house with the mountain and enables a direct access to the upper house level.

The irregular window setting is melting the floors to a unit without recognizable partitioning.

Large space-strutted panorama openings alternate with small square ventilation windows.

To achieve an optimization of costs, it has been chosen a prefabricated timber construction, a compact volume, simple details and low cost materials.

At the inside the prefabrication is recognizable - the raw wood elements remains visible and are painted with the same silver-dark-gray colour as it was used for the timber facades.

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mmmh... · September 23, 2011

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thomas foral · June 12, 2009

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rebourne · February 18, 2009

... "haters"? NOT!

That is truth, as is "ugly"!

shav · February 17, 2009

so many haters

eric · February 16, 2009

While I like the exterior somewhat - The interior of the of this project is nauseating at best....

rebourne · February 16, 2009

Total lack of humanity. Oh puhleeese - yet another incongruous blockhouse look. A colourless, featureless harsh thing atop the beautiful, warm soft landscape. AND the morose grey interior. How very Swiss. It does not connect with anything except the term eyesore.

gerson · February 15, 2009

homage a mario bota?
but in wood?

M · February 15, 2009

this cabin is EM2Ns mountain Chalet painted on silver/grey............
not liking it!!1

Zahari · February 15, 2009

Good looking piece indeed. But I was badly disappointed by the floor plans. They lack any reason, and are even merely stupid.

Karel Thygessen · June 10, 2012 07:43 PM

Yeah, I guess this is just a fake address, still it would make women happy. The lot is somewhere at the other side of the body of the lake.

roadkill · February 15, 2009

this is a bit disturbing... why do we have cloned content on a different blog site?

roadkill · February 15, 2009

does anyone know more about the finish to the particle board, is it just sealed and painted or some other treatment? it is a very nice use of a cheap material with fine detail....
detail drawings would be welcome, please post more details and drawings. thanks

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Erling · February 15, 2009

This is my kind of house, love the simplicity and strict lines.

christos · February 15, 2009

ah...another good piece of architecture!!

YS · February 15, 2009

Oh... another archdaily logo


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