‘house in collonges’ by pierre-alain dupraz architectes, collonges, france
all images courtesy of pierre-alain dupraz architectes
located at the base of saleve mountain overlooking the geneva basin is the ‘house in collonges’ by swiss practice pierre-alain dupraz architectes.
designed for a single family, the home is constructed from a series of prefabricated reinforced rectangular concrete boxes, paired and stacked
adjacently to – and on top of – one another in order to mold the dwelling to the sloping landscape and accommodate the programmatical necessities.
the southern axis resting on a geographical shelf contains the entry, kitchen, dining and living areas and master bedroom. the childrens’ rooms are
found on the bottom level embedded into the incline with views over the valley. the neutral grey of the exposed concrete facade interrupted by light
wooden frames and square windows allows the house to blend naturally into its surroundings in the lively green summers and white winters.
elevation looking down the hill
view of the three floor from the bottom of the site
entrance to the house
floor plan / level 0
floor plan / level 1
floor plan / level -1