hillside villa by wespi de meuron architects
dec 16, 2008
hillside villa by wespi de meuron architects

markus wespi jérôme de meuron architects are a studio based in caviano, switzerland on the country’s southern
border. this house was design by the studio in brion, switzerland. the house is nestled on a hillside densely built-up
with villas. it overlooks the city, lake and mountains, so the designers wanted to preserve the natural feel on the
exterior. they achieved this with flat stone and cement walls which protect the interior. small openings allow
movement from outside to in and vice versa. light also penetrates the walls through the open courtyards. the pool
at the front of the house connects to the lake below and is even directly accessible to the house.


photos: h.henz

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