Woodhouse in Caviano

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

The house is located in an area of new buildings outside the historical center of caviano. It has a wonderful view on the lake and the mountains.
 
With its silver-dark-gray colour and pure shape the house takes itself inconspicuously back and connects with natural stonewalls of the surroundings rather than with the heterogeneous buildings.
 
A hillside volume extension embodies the house with the mountain and enables a direct acces to the upper house level.

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

The irregular window setting is melting the floors to a unit without recognizable partitioning.

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

Large space-strutted panorama openings alternate with small square ventilation windows.

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

To achieve an optimization of costs, it has been chosen a prefabricated timber construction, a compact volume, simple details and low cost materials.

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

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.

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects · Woodhouse in Caviano
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
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