O House / Philippe Stuebi

© Dominique Marc Wehrli

Architects: Philippe Stuebi Architekten with Eberhard Tröger
Location: Vierwaldstättersee,
Project Architect: Eberhard Tröger
Project Team: Gabi Eichenberger, Sven Bestenheider, Christine Heimgartner,
Lanscape Architects: Kuhn Truninger Landschaftsarchitekten
Project Year: 2003-2007
Photographs: Dominique Marc Wehrli

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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.

Cite: "O House / Philippe Stuebi" 14 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=77455>

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    Collecting classic Ferraris? Nice one, yeah, very original….

    Or maybe I’m just envious..

    Still the cars deserve better than to be lined up in that parking garage…
    Why is the Dino in front even on the plan? He has to take it in every time it rains……

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    The O House is an interesting piece of modern architecture. Utilizing concrete into an expressive yet simple design.

    The circular openings sets the building’s character and creates a boundary and at the same time a window into the structure. Intriguing and inviting.

    I wonder what where Stuibi’s and Troger’s inspiration for the circular windows.?

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    שלום, רציתי להמליץ לכם על חברה העוסקת בהתקנה ובניה של סככות. באתר, פרופיל החברה וכן קולקציות סוככים נבחרות.

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