k_m architektur: house in weinfelden, switzerland
k_m architektur: house in weinfelden, switzerland k_m architektur: house in weinfelden, switzerland
may 24, 2013
k_m architektur: house in weinfelden, switzerland


k_m arkitektur: house in weinfelden, switzerland
image © sabrina scheja
all images courtesy of k_m architektur

 

 

 

on a dramatically sloped site overlooking the picturesque town of weinfelden a volume enclosed in locally-sourced white pine accommodates a spacious single family residence by k_m architektur. while the structural members pile into the ground, the masses appear to float over the textured landscape and distinguish themselves from the faraway swiss mountains.

 

the dwelling is a composition of overhangs that create open air hallways and balconies along with a generous open plan living and dining space as well as two bedrooms, guest rooms. an ample roof top terrace links interior and exterior spaces through room-high glazing that faces the scenery. the building skin is enriched by weathering and has already taken on a light gray hue. the material palette is in keeping with sustainable standards as is the architectural massing, wherein overhanging volumes protect against solar heat gain. geo thermal heating and a hearth-like stove ensure that the home remains indebted to the earth while taking its quiet space on the mountainside. 


the volumes are linked by the ubiquitous skin of pine and rooftop terrace
image © sabrina scheja


while the streetside masses feel expansive, the sloped site makes for a carved network of hallway-like voids
image © sabrina scheja


glazing and wood create a material palette that integrates into the landscape
image © sabrina scheja


the blonde wood expresses the directionality of the cladding
image © sabrina scheja


bedroom view
image © sabrina scheja


an plan living space is divided by a stove
image © sabrina scheja


living room views
image © sabrina scheja


the hallway is part of a clearly divided space
image © sabrina scheja


(left) view through the home
(right) open air hallway view
image © sabrina scheja


view of the stacked volumes at dusk
image © sabrina scheja


clearly articulated levels are helped by the rich building volume
image © sabrina scheja


the home seems to float above the landscape
image © sabrina scheja


night views emphasize voids
image © sabrina scheja

 

 

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