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* Residential Architecture: Kastanienbaum Twin Houses by Lussi + Halter

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 24 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Kastanienbaum Twin Houses by Lussi + Halter: “..A continuous glass facade on the ground floor makes it possible for the inhabitants to enjoy a direct connection with their surroundings. Due to the building’s seemingly floating envelope, it virtually merges into the environment and thereby creates a clearly identifiable dual-purpose space: depending on how the wooden roller shutters are adjusted, the terrace becomes part of the interior or outdoor space. In this way, the open car port is able to become an enclosed garage..The interrelationship between the interior and exterior is further enhanced by the selection of colours and materials. Black-toned concrete and reddish cherry wood (Jatobá) contrast to nature’s shades of green. In optical terms, the interior spaces with their use of dark materials become inconspicuous, and the surroundings begin to glow depending on how the sunlight strikes them. The mirroring surfaces of the woodwork reflect images of the nearby trees into the interior spaces and further intensify the intimate bond the building has with nature..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, flexible indoor/outdoor sensibility, roof terrace, wood and tinted concrete interiors..

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image: © Leonardo Finotti; article: Hernandez , Diego . “Kastanienbaum Twin Houses / Lussi + Halter” 04 May 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/231681&gt;

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