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 schejaall 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



  • Beautiful!

    Bruno Sedja says:
  • I do not want to see the damn coats every time I walk down the hall or enter the house!

    Aster says:
  • perfect…simple…nice

    negar says:

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