Alpine Residence Swiss Alps
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We created a private winter residence for a young family in the Swiss Alps. The main concept is based on the genesis of the mountains. Mountains start with rough layers; jagged edges that eventually end with soft and smooth curves. We translated this idea to each layer of the design in the house. This private residence is an authentic wooden chalet with a typical sloping roof. The architecture was enriched with larger window openings to integrate the interior with the beautiful landscape and surroundings; the panorama of the mountains opens up in front of you. The lightweight metal system of new window openings is bound to a heavy stone base, a typical solution in the local architecture. The traditional Swiss exterior against the backdrop of the ski slopes gives the residence a tranquil atmosphere in a harmonious whole.
The new layout plan brings air and light to the interior of the chalet, creating a perfect environment for the family to spend time together, refreshed by the mountain breezes. The interior is a modern interpretation of the mountain village house, with a touch of luxury. Respecting the existing wooden architecture, we have finished the walls and floors in subtle tones to create a harmonious and timeless atmosphere. In every aspect of the design we have maintained the strong connection with nature, using natural colors and materials. The living area features a wood-burning fireplace, and large glass windows and doors leading to wide balconies with stunning mountain views. The interior features neutral tones, sheepskin chairs, wooden furniture and fluffy carpets. The natural stone is combined with angled wood, glints of copper, soft leather, and comfortable, warm textiles. The house has four bedrooms; the master bedroom is equipped with a steam shower and has floor-to-ceiling windows which bring the mountains and forests inside.
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