wooden house on the slope by lx1 architects wooden house on the slope by lx1 architects
nov 29, 2012

wooden house on the slope by lx1 architects


‘wooden house on the slope’ by lx1 architectsall 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.



















project details:


client : privatelocation : nax, valais, switzerlandsurface : 200 sqmyear : project development : 2009 – 2010building : 2011 – 2012team : david vessaz, owner, principal architect, miriam bleikolm, architect, camille bagnoud, interntype : housing – 2 appartments + 1 medical massage office


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  • I would like to see this building in 10 years…

    FH says:
  • Great!

    Renaud says:
  • It boggles my mind when incomplete pictures like this are put up
    when landscaping is not done
    when there is no sign of life inside
    it does not make for a complete ststement

    Paedra says:
  • I agree with Paedra. There is too often this rush to publish.
    This excitement to show the project before truly completed.
    I would rather see construction pictures from beginning to final grading with the start of landscaping.
    Then interior shots within a living home. Blurred people moving about,
    with all that goes with them, kids included.
    But then, I speak as contractor, photographer, parent.

    Dan says:
  • + 1 for FH. i can imagine what a fortune would be to sustain this building, althouhgh i adore wooden structures (connect with nature)

    pluck says:

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