Architects: Lx1 Architecture
Location: Nax, Valais, Switzerland
Architect In Charge: David Vessaz
Design Team: Miriam Bleikolm, Camille Bagnoud
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Luca da Campo / Strates
As part of a site originally intended for the realization of a cable car, a monolithic wooden object plays with the topography and the context.
Facades surfaces reacts to it by deforming to exalt the exceptional surroundings and make visual connections in all directions: forest and outcropping rock to the east, snowy peaks to the west, and Rhone valley to the north, 860 m below.
Using a split-level organization, the building incorporates the slope and ensures the privacy of the various parts of the program: main appartment: day – night spaces, secondary appartment, medical massage office, workshop.