Hurst Song Architekten firm got a job to create a family home on the steep slopes of the Swiss Alps. The design of the Morissen House resembles traditional mountain cabins, but the materials used are quite unconventional.
As for the location, the house is situated in Lumbrein, which is the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The exterior of the house features a vertical black timber cladding. The copper roof provides protection, especially during the cold winter months and with time it will blend in with the black exterior.
There’s a concrete frame corner on the one side of the house that provides an underground parking area as well as another entrance to the house through the basement. One might think that the timber construction will continue inside the house as well, making it a classical mountain cabin. But the architects decided to do something a bit different.
The interior uses raw concrete and spruce walls. Interesting is the fact that the lower levels of the house use darker materials and the upper levels lighter materials. The living area, for example, has both concrete floors and walls while the bedrooms are all in spruce.
Minimalistic furniture pieces make the rooms look even bigger. There are plenty of windows that let in natural light, contributing even more to the spaciousness of the interior. Windows also provide great views of the Swiss mountain landscape. [via]
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