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Situated in Switzerland, Villa M (2007) by Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten | The Hardt
Situated in Switzerland, Villa M (2007) by Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten. The location and the volumetric organization of the villa interpret the specific qualities of the site on both a larger and a smaller scale. The topography of the land, which slopes gently down to the lake, the incomparable view and the sunny position generate a multi-structured building that divides the linear plot of land into different areas. Forecourt, court terrace and shore zone form a sequence of specific venues that accompany the inhabitants and visitors from the roads to the lake. The vertical staggering and the expansion of the building respond in a subtly differentiated way to the different neighborhoods and inner and outer views while achieving a precise settlement in the land.
The potential of the varied programme of rooms develops in an interesting interplay for interior and exterior areas that are organized as a spatial sequence. Various building sections destined for specific functions are interwoven while at the same time creating specific places with their own identity and mood.
© Dominique M.Wehrli
Aesthetically and Geographically Related Projects:
- Bacoc Hacienda (2009) by Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos
- House MV (2017) by Cristian Alvarado Espinoza
- Ktima House (2014) by Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins
- Masseria Moroseta by Andrew Trotter
- Casa O Cuatro (2016) by Migdal Arquitectos