Alt 1374 – Nax / Lx1 Architecture

  • 04 Oct 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
© Luca da Campo / Strates

Architects: Lx1 Architecture
Location: , 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.

© Luca da Campo / Strates

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.

© Luca da Campo / Strates

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.

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  • Dave Munson

    Really liked this place until I saw the front facade. I love the wood, the windows, even the shape of the house, and the interior spaciousness, but the front facade presents an awful face. Not enough windows, and the slant of the roof line is to little to look intentional and too much to just slide.