Lake House by Wafai Architecture

Located on the lake Türlersee in Switzerland, this contemporary vacation house has been recently designed by Wafai Architecture for a small family.

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Description by Wafai Architecture

The house located in Switzerland on the lake Türlersee, it is supposed to be a vacation house for a small family ( a couple and a baby on the way ) It was initially for a client but the project unfortunately didn’t show up as the client had difficulties acquiring the land ,I decided to visit the area alone after studying the area on the internet, and I was fascinated by its nature, it’s far better than any image found online.

The inspiration came from studying the site features and contrasting them gently some times, and emphasizing them some other times. The dynamic form of the house stands in quite a contrast against the lush forest behind. But the surface of the wall gradually transforms itself into a roof element, these dynamic lines drive the eye sight to the forest and merge the house in the environment, gently without bothering the sky,forest and water scene.

The wood/glass, wall/roof move progressively, providing a natural sun light complement the simple, yet cozy interior design, and a panoramic view for the sky and the forest. The dynamic open space starts to move progressively as the wall/roof around the entrance as you walk inside the house, and create a playful space towards the glassed main facade.

It will be difficult to tell apart from its surroundings in the months of winter.

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- by Matt Watts