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