daluz gonzalez frames views of deciduous forest throughout swiss family home daluz gonzalez frames views of deciduous forest throughout swiss family home
sep 28, 2016

daluz gonzalez frames views of deciduous forest throughout swiss family home

 

framed by deep-green foliage all around, ‘casa forest’ is a dwelling by daluz gonzalez architekten designed for a family of five nature enthusiasts and art lovers.

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all images © alexandra kreja & philippe wiget

 

 

 

the sculptural property –defined by its compact crystalline-influenced form– is positioned on a southward-sloping plot close to basel, switzerland. daluz gonzalez architekten responded with organizing the internal programs in interplay with the natural surroundings, becoming the leitmotif for the architecture. the earth-colored exterior envelope features an angular character which engages in an ongoing dialogue with the natural environment, constantly seeking to both contrast and harmonizes with nature.

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large windows frame views of the forest right outside

 

 

 

the differentiation between bedrooms and private areas is characterized by the airy open areas on one end of the tunnel-like stairs and the room-like platforms. the central elevated hallway is integrated into every internal program, illustrated by the constant visual connection. the living room was designed to floats like a bird’s nest between branches. exposed concrete walls blend with the built-in furniture in oak and evoke an elemental, reduced impression, that doesn’t attempt to rival with the natural surroundings. the waxed raw plaster walls of the private rooms are polished so that they reflect the outdoors, bringing it inside. on the roof, a large terrace offers the family an outdoor space to enjoy the leafy surroundings.

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concrete has been used as the primary material for the walls and ceiling

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the home caters to a family of five

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the central elevated hallway is integrated into every internal program

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exposed concrete walls blend with the built-in furniture in oak and evoke an elemental and reduced impression

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the waxed raw plaster walls of the private rooms are polished so that they reflect the outdoors

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the southward-sloping plot not far from basel is framed to the east and south by a dense deciduous forest

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earth-colored exterior envelope features an angular character which engages in an ongoing dialogue with the
natural environment

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casa forest in switzerland

 

 

project info:

 

 

type: detached house
site: basel
country: switzerland
project: 2013
construction: july 2014 – march 2016

collaborators:
marita gelze de montiel
jose otero ares
manos tsolakis. cadrage (landscape architect)

 

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  • My favorite is the Corten berm wall in the top photo.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • beautiful and pure

    Johnny Zen says:
  • Where is it written that if you have a modern house, that all the interior furnishings should stark/bland………….I’m, not suggesting usage of Victorian furnishings, but furnishings could be warm!?!?

    Claud says:

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