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New Concrete House by Wespi de Meuron Architekten

By Holly von Huene


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Swiss architectural firm Wespi de Meuron Architekten has designed the New Concrete House.

Completed in 2012, this 1,593 square foot, 3-story contemporary home is situated on a steep slope in Sant’Abbondio, Switzerland.

New Concrete House by Wespi de Meuron Architekten:

“This house is standing on a steep slope in S. Abbondio, it’s designed for two people and their guests. The property adjoins on three sides to existing and new constructions, while to the downhill side it’s attached at the access road and above it provides free views to the Lake Maggiore and to the mountains. The cleareasy-cut volumetry and also the naturalistic materializing of the concrete in the same colour like the natural rocks, integrates the new building with caution in the heterogeneous area. Concrete gets the natural stone of the modern era,

The irregularly positioned window perforations maintain the monolith and create a sculptural unit. Spartan rooms and courtyards open up horizontally and vertically to water, forests and mountains, light and sun, they live from the poetry of nature.”

Photos by: Hannes Henz

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About Holly von Huene

Holly is a freelance writer living in Toronto. She has written for HomeDSGN for more than 3 years and contributed architecture, interior design and lifestyle content for a number of other publications, including DesignBoom, Apartment Therapy and ArchDaily. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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