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Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects

  • 03:00 - 10 May, 2015
Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects
Villa Sandmeier  / Lacroix Chessex Architects, Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects
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From the architect. Built for a traditional client the contemporary architecture tries to exceed a Swiss minimalism and abstraction.

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Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects

The project is presented as a set of three concrete tables stacked in different ways. 

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Plan

The first floor of the home emerges slightly from the cellar. Technical rooms and extra rooms are placed in the basement. The raised ground establishes a special relationship with the garden, expressing a sort of monumentalism in this small building. 

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Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects

The second floor contains the three bedrooms and the upper floor sees its folded tray to create an inverted roof that ends with an expressive gargoyle; rainwater flows to a small collection pond. 

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Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects

The structure is an outdoor concrete structure that is insulated from the inside. 

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Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects

The scheme of the two 6-feet floors base is simple deformation shifts for maximum generosity to interior spaces, creating a more complex structure than it seems.

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Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects
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4 Comments

Vlad · January 09, 2017

What is the scale of drawings ?

Constantin Dragan · May 30, 2015

I love the house

Mattrapin · May 10, 2015

The House has been empty for a year and a half before finding someone willing to put money in it...

Croco Dile · May 10, 2015

Again this swiss minimalism......
It seems swiss architects don't get tired of it.

Ali Fadam · May 13, 2015 05:53 AM

Why do they need to get tired of it ?

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