‘wooden house on the slope’ by lx1 architects
all images © luca da campo / strates
as part of a site originally intended for the realization of a cable car, a monolithic wooden object plays with the topography and the context.
designed by lausanne-based architecture studio lx1, the wooden facade surfaces react to the building by deforming an exalt to the surrounding views,
making visual connections in all directions: forest and outcropping rock to the east, snowy peaks to the west, and rhone valley to the north,
860 meters below. using a split-level organization, the building incorporates the slope and ensures the privacy of the various parts of the
program: main apartment: day – night spaces, secondary apartment, medical massage office and workshop.
client : private
location : nax, valais, switzerland
surface : 200 sqm
year : project development : 2009 – 2010
building : 2011 – 2012
team : david vessaz, owner, principal architect, miriam bleikolm, architect, camille bagnoud, intern
type : housing – 2 appartments + 1 medical massage office