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AD Round Up: Lake Houses Part II

AD Round Up: Lake Houses Part II

Some really amazing lake houses from Norway, Switzerland, England and New Zealand for today’s Round Up. Check the first part of this selection right here. And have a look at the other four after the break!

House in Scaiano / Wespi de Meuron This house for vacations is located at the border of a small historical village, which is still quite good preserved. There is a beautiful view over the lake and towards the mountains. It’s only possible to reach the house by foot. There isn’t a street leading close to the site, what made the construction more difficult (read more…)

Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron 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 (read more…)

Farm House / JVA This is a small house for two historians and their children, overlooking lake Mjøsa at an abandoned farm which they have inherited. The existing old house in the yard is not insulated and used for guests and storage. The existing barn has to be torn down because the main load bearing construction is rotten (read more…)

Hind House / John Pardey Architects The clients had moved into a rather ordinary brick and tile 1970’s house on the banks of the river Loddon in early 2005 and wished to rebuild using a system-built house from the continent, but had become disillusioned with the cost and inflexibility that this offered and so approached us as they had been impressed by a house some 400 meters along the river that we had completed the previous year (read more…)

Mountain Retreat / Fearon Hay Architects The mountain retreat is a small structure set within a high country station occupying 1,300 hectares on the south facing shores of Lake Wakatipu, Central Otago. This region of New Zealand is also known as the Southern Lakes. It is an alpine environment formed by heavily glaciated schist mountainscapes and vegetated below the snow line with beech forest (read more…)

Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Lake Houses Part II" 05 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/49019/ad-round-up-lake-houses-part-ii/>
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