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.
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.
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
name: lake house
location: lake türlersee, switzerland
status: design proposal
juliana neira I designboom
jul 15, 2019