Savioz Fabrizzi architects built a house on the edge of the small village val d’entremont in Switzerland. With wonderful views over the alpine panorama and the rooftops of the houses, this place looks quiet and magical. House was built in the traditional style of the village. Architects have chosen a simple shape – a rectangular cuboid with the roof of two sloping sides. The house has a total of three floors, with the main living space located in the middle floor. This space is entirely glazed with floor-to-ceiling windows and gives the residents a 360° panoramic view. In order to make the building timeless and to blend it with the other village houses, the facade was covered with Finish wood, that will darken over the time. To reflect and to enhance the views of the landscape, architects applied polished stainless steel on the wall in the middle storey. The house is connected with the entrance and the garages with an underground staircase. The house has a good thermal insulation, a geothermal heating and sollar panels on the roof which ensures that the building meets the Swiss minergie standard for low-energy-consumption buildings.
Photos by Thomas Jantscher