Young Switzerland-based Kit Architects designed this beautiful home located in March District, Switzerland with a particularly interesting rough and irregular facade painted by craftsmen.
Description by Kit Architects:
The house in March District is located in the midst of a densely populated suburban neighborhood near the bank of a narrow brook. To create a connection to the surrounding garden, the building was designed as a split-level. This allows a sequence of spaces with different degrees of intimacy, light qualities and orientations. The spacious program is shoehorned into the constricted envelope by literally upending the traditional house plan. Instead of common spaces on the ground floor and the private spaces above, the two are squeezed side by side in vertical strips, divided by a single wall. To the south, the living area is organized as a sequence of open spaces on different levels. The entrance as the starting point creates a seamless transition between inside and outside. Via the dining area one reaches a spacious living area, which again connects to a more intimate space reserved for the family at the top. On each level a door connects the bedrooms located on the north side of the wall, creating an immediacy between the community of the family and the privacy of its members. Exposed concrete and broad windows add to the feeling of ease and openness in the house’s mezzanine-like living areas.
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