Panorama Suburbia - with Leopold Banchini
To intervene in suburban environments where individual villas have occupied extensively what used to be an urban landscape is a difficult task. It is hard to be delicate in environments where the quality of architecture does not mean much. Maybe one possibility is to tackle this context with some brutality.
It is the aim of this house extension to deal with some sort of sensitive aggression to the existing pavillionaire constructions in and around the site. Through a very expressive minerality of a concrete exterior, the extension arrogantly « jumps » out of the existing house and literary shows the wood veins of the concrete formwork.
Looking at lake Geneva, the 10 meters window offers the panorama in a cinematic view, framing it dynamically.
Inside, a certain cocooning confirms the will of wanting to be close to a tactile sensibility with strong materials. Marble floor, walnut walls and concrete ceiling surround the precise opening.