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Think Architecture has completed a minimalist two-storey home in Zurich, Switzerland. Through the lush park, a series of cubes create a cityscape. Their grey stone facade overlooks lake Zurich, dotted with birch and pine trees from the nearby forest. The balmy climate gave these works a serene hazel and melancholy tune. At one point, the sound of fallen leaves rustled on the pavement surface, forming a hidden architectural collective.
The house is a two-storey house with its basement embedded in the ground floor. The design decision turns the upper floor into a series of connected public Spaces, all of which open directly out through full-height Windows. The complex structure of the house blends nature into every corner of the building's plan, creating moments of intimate dialogue between the residents and the environment. In some cases, a large number of skylights fill the space from rectangular openings in the ceiling. This immersive health results from the minimal use of solid walls, which are replaced by porous walls. In a way, the volume of the project is reduced to Spaces between grassy hills and swaying trees.
Sergey Makhno | Viter House