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House Kern, Villigen, Switzerland

Friday 02 Nov 2007

The compact cube

Photography: Reinhard Zimmermann, Adliswil 
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stoosarchitekten design and completes House Kern in Switzerland 

The house Kern can be seen from a very long distance away. This fact initiated the idea of making a building that gives a sequence of different design-looks depending on from how far away one looks at it. Seen at long distance a house is merely a precise volume, a cube; approaching nearer, the dark-bright openings show; they get recognizable as windows and as loggias; coming closer slight-yellow concrete framings of the windows and green glass balustrades appear; the fair faced concrete walls show their casting structure. A central generous open stair case room connects the 3 storeys; and yet each of the 3 storeys has an own room concept : the entrance hall leads immediately to the first floor, offering a long distance view out to where one comes from. This floor has 4 cabinet sleeping rooms. The highest floor has an open plan and views in three directions. Living room, loggia, dining area, kitchen and housekeeping room flow into each other.

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