the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Switzerland
  5. feliz Architects
  6. 2014
  7. Villa M M / feliz Architects

Villa M M / feliz Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Villa M M / feliz Architects
Villa M M / feliz Architects, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner + 13

Text description provided by the architects. The client asked for a house that blends into the landscape, with outstanding rooms and a sophisticated interior design. We studied historical residential architecture, to understand the idiosyncrasies of long–lasting structures.

© Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

Situated in an winery landscape, this compact and elegant grey building is characterized by strong vertical grills, and a combination of concrete and painted wood. A large column-free garage on the street level is the main access when entering the building by car. A far more romantic access for pedestrians leads through the magnificent garden, over the cast-concrete terrace. The entrance door and the large glass are part of the main façade element in untreated Douglas Fir that has a furniture-like quality.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The quite impressive hall is six metres high. The wide stairway in oak is hung between the concrete walls and white steel railings. A Scarpa lamp contrasts with the exposed concrete, that gives the building in its center a sense of weight and solidity. The huge window shows the big trees in the garden in all their fullness.

© Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

The meandering spaces for living and dining have smooth walls in muted colors, and stunning views. A separate more enclosed alcove-like section of the living rooms includes a fireplace and a hidden bar. Joinery in rosewood and warm grey walls that harmonize with the dark oak floors are the perfect set to warm yourself at the crackling fire on cold winter evenings.

© Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

Two L-shaped bookcases separate the library from the upper part of the hall, followed by the master office, that has the size of a big living room. In contrast to the open living spaces we decided to design the first floor as a collection of secluded private rooms, which gives the house a hotel-like feeling. The building proves that the reality of a house is in the spaces.

© Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner
Cite: "Villa M M / feliz Architects" 25 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/558204/villa-m-m-feliz-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments