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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wood house in Caviano - Wespi de Meuron

The house is located in an area of new buildings outside the historical center of Caviano, with a wonderful view on the lake and the mountains.


Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

With its silver-dark-gray color and pure shape the house takes itself inconspicuously back and connects with natural stonewalls of the surroundings rather than with the heterogeneous buildings.

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

A hillside volume extension embodies the house with the mountain and enables a direct access to the upper house level.
The irregular window setting is melting the floors to a unit without recognizable partitioning.
Large space-strutted panorama openings alternate with small square ventilation windows.

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

To achieve an optimization of costs, it has been chosen a prefabricated timber construction, a compact volume, simple details and low cost materials.
At the inside the prefabrication is recognizable - the raw wood elements remains visible and are painted with the same silver-dark-gray colour as it was used for the timber facades.

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture
Location: Caviano, Switzerland
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Wespi de Meuron



Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

Wood,house, Caviano,Wespi_de_Meuron, architecture

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