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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Steel windows & doors manufacturer & installerMHB
Shower wall tile – 12" x 24" matte white Mosa
Countertop – Solid surfaceCaesarstone
Wood flooring – Oak flooring in OysterSCHOTTEN & HANSEN
Floor tile / stair tread – Beige limestoneSterling Floor & Tile

Product Spec Sheet
Steel windows & doors manufacturer & installer
Shower wall tile – 12" x 24" matte white
by Mosa
Countertop – Solid surface
Wood flooring – Oak flooring in Oyster
Floor tile / stair tread – Beige limestone

Chemin Byron

MHB as Steel windows & doors manufacturer & installer

This modern house is located in a traditional Swiss neighborhood on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. Carefully integrated into its steeply sloped site, the design of the home balances a modern architectural language with a warm, intimate feel. Working closely with local Swiss builders and engineers, design principal Tom Kundig incorporated the high level of craftsmanship and precision for which Swiss architecture is known. This collaboration is also reflected in the exterior materials, which consist of the sharp edged steel and glass characteristic to Kundig’s style.

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Chemin Byron

Olson Kundig as Architects

“This was my first project in Switzerland, which was exciting because I’m a Swiss citizen. I spent a few years in Switzerland during my childhood and have important family connections there. It’s my homeland in a sense, and I was excited to be returning home for this project.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal

 

This modern house is located in a traditional Swiss neighborhood on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. Carefully integrated into its steeply sloped site, the design of the home balances a modern architectural language with a warm, intimate feel. Working closely with local Swiss builders and engineers, design principal Tom Kundig incorporated the high level of craftsmanship and precision for which Swiss architecture is known. This collaboration is also reflected in the exterior materials, which consist of the steel and glass characteristic to Kundig’s style, but finished with traditional local materials including terra cotta and European pine.

 

Taking advantage of its hillside site, the three-story home opens to views of Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains beyond. A large lightwell integrates natural daylighting throughout each level, down to the semi-below-ground basement. On the north side, a bronze main entry door opens into the main level hall, which leads to a spacious living/dining/kitchen area and a covered terrace beyond. An abstract figural sculpture by Antony Gormly commands the terrace, drawing views outdoors towards the lap pool, lake and mountains beyond.

 

On the upper level, a master suite also affords pristine views, taking the form of an extruded glass box hovering above the terrace. Two additional bedrooms complete the top floor, with an additional guest suite, sauna and exercise room located on the lower level. An approachable yet refined interior palette includes materials such as concrete, gray wood and metal finishes, as well as natural stone and stucco.

 

Material Used :
1. Schotten & Hansen – Wood flooring – Oak flooring in Oyster
2. Flooring – Cast-in-place concrete topping slab
3. Wall / ceiling finish – Plaster with integral color
4. Entry south wall – Bronze plate
5. Caesarstone – Countertop – Solid surface
6. Concordia Schist – Countertop – Stone slab
7. Royal Mosa – Shower wall tile – 12" x 24" matte white 
8. Shelving / wine rack / living room south wall / stair – Hot rolled steel plate, blackened
9. Sterling – Floor tile / stair tread – Beige limestone
10. Powder room screen – Blackened steel mesh
11. Marmorino Classico – Powder room wall finish – Venetian plaster 
12. Calacutta Tucci – Master bath tub deck and surround – Stone slab
13. Calacutta Tucci – Master bath wall tile – Stone tile
14. Calacutta Tucci – Master bath floor tile – Stone mosaic

Project Credits
MHB
Steel windows & doors manufacturer & installer
Architects
General Contractor, Associate Architect and Civil Engineer
Civils, Structural Engineer
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