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Swiss firm Think Architecture built the house in the vineyard, which includes balconies and sunken courtyards with views across lake Zurich. The house is located on a wildflower meadow outside a small vineyard near Lake Zurich. Designed by Think Architecture for a young family of four, the owners stated that their main requirements were for the house to be modern and the layout simple and symmetrical. "Although symmetrical villas have occupied architectural history for a long time, in recent decades they have tended to be mere imitations of neoclassicism," said the studio. "The Vineyard House aims to demonstrate that this particular spatial arrangement still has its place and can be transformed into a contemporary design."
The house consists of a pair of stacked linear volumes, both of which are punctuated by high recessed Windows that offer views of the surrounding landscape. A three-metre wide balcony runs the length of the lower volume of the house, with a chevron patterned decorative floor. At its center is a small sunken courtyard centered on a tree, which is designed in particular in keeping with the order of the interior reception rooms. Cushions surround the perimeter of the courtyard, allowing the family to relax during the warm summer months while overlooking the lake. To complement the exterior of the house, the exterior of the interior living space is whitewashed and stucco painted. Chevron oak flooring also runs through the corridor, echoing the decor on the balconies.
Sergey Makhno | Viter House