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Blättler Dafflon
Thalwil, Switzerland | View Map
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Private Houses
Joël Tettamanti


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The trapezoidal geometry of the plot shapes the footprint, while the topography slightly sloping to the south informs the cross section of the house. Together, the form of the house is created. A central open staircase wraps up through the inside of the house connecting the seven split- floors. The generous void around which the staircase winds opens up the possibility to install a lift should it be necessary. The split level layout helps gently partition spaces within the house - garden room, office, lobby, games room, dining room and living room. The spatial sequence permeates through the house connecting all of the bedrooms in a spacial sequence and opening up views to the outside neighborhood. The concrete facade mediates between the monumental appearance of the church and the lush vegetation that characterises the unique local context. The variously dimensioned square windows add to the abstract expression of the facade, revealing neither a window sill nor a window frame to the exterior.

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