For a family of four a reduced rectangular volume was conceived to minimize the footprint of the house. The architecture investigates efficient planning and flexible living areas. Located in a rural environment the plot is accessed on the north side.
Contrasting the main volume, a double carport is positioned protruding on the north side, indicating the location of the entrance. With the use of different materials, the composition of the two is accentuated. The bare concrete of the carport provides visual structure as opposed to the sleek plaster of the house.
The clear organisation of the two volumes is emphasized with the position of the openings and rhythmic of the windows. On the north side the volume appears more closed and provides privacy for the inhabitants. As opposed to the south side where wide extensive glass fronts reveal a breath-taking view of the Swiss Alps.
The ground floor was developed as an open plan living space, subdivided into areas. Upon entering the house, the view is pulled into the garden. To separate the entrance from the main living area, a unit with the necessary functional elements is created. This allowed the collective living space to remain uninterrupted. From the entrance, through the kitchen, into the living area and finally at the loggia. The compact form houses a high-quality living area without compromise.
The open staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom. A clear routing maximises the functional space. This made it possible to create a spacious family bathroom and to even provide space for a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom.