* Residential Architecture: Holzkristal House by Hurst Song Architekten
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 19 August 2012
Residential Architecture: Holzkristal House by Hurst Song Architekten: “..This holiday home by Swiss architects Hurst Song Architekten is partly embedded in the steep slopes of the Swiss Alps..Located in Lumbrein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, the house is vertically clad in black-stained timber..The roof is made from copper and will eventually discolour to blend in with the dark timber..The gabled roof has been positioned perpendicular to the hill, as is customary for local buildings..A concrete frame has been inserted around the entrance at the lower corner of the house..The underground parking area also provides a separate internal entrance to the house..The interiors make use of concrete and spruce, with darker materials on the lower levels and lighter materials throughout the upper floors..The kitchen and living room have spruce walls and concrete floors, and are divided by a central concrete wall..The bedrooms are finished in spruce and some have beds that fold out from the walls..The project was commended in the Architectural Review House Awards 2012 prize this year..”
See our posts on some of the AR House 2012 Prize homes: Residential Architecture: House For All Seasons by John Lin; Residential Architecture: Inside Out by Takeshi Hosaka Architects; Residential Architecture: Whangapoua by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects.
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