High in the Val des Dix, giant summits carve a sharp horizon across the blue sky, the deep greens of the forests and rolling meadows change shade with the seasons. The project lies between the village of Hérémence and the resort of Thyon 4 Vallées at 1508m above sea level. The house and its grounds look out over the Val d’Hérens with perfect views of the sun rising over the mountains from Mont Noble in the foreground, over the Dent Blanche and eventually the Matterhorn. Vast, steep mountainsides lay open a landscape dotted with buildings from across the ages. Realisation The house blends in perfectly with the natural surroundings, its ideal location maximized by an array of windows at the front of the property that give immeasurable views out across the valley. This is balanced by the minimal but playful use of smaller windows throughout the rest of the house creating a distinct sense of intimacy that is nonetheless light and airy.
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