Building Of The Day: Flipping A Turn-Of-The-Century Swiss House By Lacroix/Chessex Architectes
October 17, 2012
Building: Villa à St. Sulpice
Architect: Lacroix | Chessex Architectes
Why We Liked This:
When the architects behind this quaint Swiss home were tasked with the rebuilding of the site, they opted to preserve the century-old structure, arguing that it was all too charming to tear down or deface with needless interventions. Instead, they implemented design features, subtle and not-so-subtle, that kept the house intact while augmenting its architectural presence. The flush wood eaves and timber trim are more of the former, while it’s safe to say that the concrete wall and staircase that append the rear facade are none too boisterous flourishes. Despite the small nature of the project and its unassuming gaze, the house is a feat, to be sure, and the architects, to be commended for their perceptive reading of the grounds and their thoughtful modifications. Read the complete project description here.
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