lake house by wafai features a wall that gradually transforms into the roof

turin-based architecture and design practice WAFAI has envisioned a luxury villa for a single family located on switzerland’s lake türlersee. featuring a dynamic and organic look, the structure’s characteristic design sees how a surface wall gradually flows upwards, transforming itself into a roof element.

WAFAI adds wall element turns into roof in switzerland's lake house proposal designboom
located in switzerland, the lake house features a dynamic and organic look
all images by WAFAI

 

 

standing against the swiss forest, the lake house by wafai references the landscape it inhabits. by studying the site features, the proposed design aims to gently contrast or strongly emphasize its surroundings. a glass façade gracefully curves, revealing a direct connection with the outside and allowing natural light to flood the interiors.

WAFAI adds wall element turns into roof in switzerland's lake house proposal designboom
a massive sculptural staircase follows the same curvaceous design featured on the exterior

 

 

inside, a dynamic open space starts to move progressively as the wall element turns into the roof. a massive sculptural staircase follows the same curvaceous design, leading into the second floor. under it, the living spaces are gently embraced by this organic feeling. the house, which blends with its environment, also proposes a floating pool on the lake that blurs the boundaries between natural and artificial. and although a dreamy proposal, the did project is not going to be built as the client couldn’t acquire that specific piece of land.


floor-to-ceiling windows create a connection between in the interior and exterior


one of its characteristic design features is the wall element turns into the roof


embedded in the landscape, the house is reflected by the lake its sited on

 

 

project info

 

name: lake house

design: wafai

location: lake türlersee, switzerland

status: design proposal

juliana neira I designboom

jul 15, 2019