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O House / Philippe Stuebi

  • Architects: Philippe Stuebi
  • Location: Lake of Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Architects: Philippe Stuebi Architekten with Eberhard Tröger
  • Project Architect: Eberhard Tröger
  • Project Team: Gabi Eichenberger, Sven Bestenheider, Christine Heimgartner, Philippe Stuebi
  • Lanscape Architects: Kuhn Truninger Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Dominique Marc Wehrli

© Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli

From the architect. On both, the front and the lake side, this sculptural villa shows very expressive and ornamental facades. Facing Mount Pilatus the white concrete elements are dotted with circular openings that allow glimpses into the two-levelled orangery with its exotic plants, as well as the lounge, the guest tract and the staircase accessed through one of the openings at the ground floor.

© Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

The lake side with superb mountain views of the Rigi and the Bürgenstock shows off a protruding, glistering loggia made of round glass bricks. Very decorative, such elements are a strong contrast to the rough renderings of the side facades. The basement nestles along the slope and opens into a large fitness area with a 25 meter pool, half inside, half outside, which is inserted in a white Terrazzo plate. This Terrazzo plate extends gracefully from the pool bar located inside along the boathouse made of white tinted, rough jetted concrete into Lake Lucerne.

© Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli
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