savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison val d'entremont
savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison val d'entremont savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison val d'entremont
aug 20, 2011

savioz fabrizzi architectes: maison val d'entremont

‘maison val d’entremont’ by savioz fabrizzi architectes in val d’entremont, switzerland image © thomas jantscher




swiss practice savioz fabrizzi architectes has shared with us images of ‘maison val d’entremont’, a private residence on an inclined plot in valais, switzerland. taking advantage of the elevated site which lends a panoramic view of the surrounding alps and village below, the design features a strip of glazing that fully wraps around  the form of the house.

exterior view image © thomas jantscher




read as a simple form that has been plugged into the natural topography of the land, the residence takes on a simple and iconic shape with an asymmetrical saddleback roof that references the forms of the local architecture typology. the second level, made completely transparent by the floor to ceiling windows, creates the illusion of a floating roof form above the foundation of the house. the solid portions of the elevation utilize pre-weathered wood which will gradually age and darken with time. the combined and holistic effect of the exterior results in a dichotomous character of both solid and delicate.

looking into the day lounge level image © thomas jantscher




the transparent level accommodates an open-concept day lounge with a generous terrace excised out of the westward corner of the layout. in order to amplify the presence of the surrounding landscape, the interior surfaces are finished with polished stainless steel which reflects, projects, and integrates the scenery into the space.

from the outdoor terrace image © thomas jantscher

polished stainless steel surfaces image © thomas jantscher

kitchen image © thomas jantscher

image © thomas jantscher

upstairs office space image © thomas jantscher

in context image © thomas jantscher

site map

floor plan / level -1

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1


southeast elevation

  • übersupercool!
    i want to live there 🙂

    Agor says:
  • Honestly, the landscape looks very comfortable.. and also the house.. 🙂

    Satriyo says:
  • like it a lot, but then those scuppers are a bit overwraught and what’s with the mirrors everywhere? – kinda contrived

    dbkii says:

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