Single Family House by AFGH Architects

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From the outside, Single Family House, with its steely façade of polished Eternit and metal window frames, appears to be a work influenced by Modernism and perhaps a bit of Bauhaus. However, the internal experience presents a completely different world, one of rich textural qualities and an idyllic spin on ascetic living. Designed by Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architects, the three-story home in Zurich, Switzerland integrates the cool concrete framework with a prefabricated wooden interior, in which the grain of the wood sings of warmth and character. Each of the three levels of the house is inset into the slope of the hill, and possesses an outdoor counterpart in the form of a terrace. Surrounded by foliage and neighboring trees, the silvery house stands out, yet inhabitants within will find themselves right at home and in tune with nature.

© Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck
Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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