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House MW

House MW

Architect
Ralph Germann architectes s.a.
Location
Vallée de Joux, Switzerland
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
Lionel Henriod

House MW

Ralph Germann architectes s.a. as Architects

Ralph Germannarchitectes designed the house MW for a couple with one child who wanted a house with all main rooms overlooking the Lake Joux. The clients other wish was to build a modern house within a reasonable budget. The architects used a prefabricated timber construction system for the facades and gables. These elements were built directly in the workshop, being later transported on-site. The "skeleton" of the house was made of concrete. The prefabricated wooden facades were then attached to the interior concrete structure. All facades of the house are made of a spruce structure which is filled with fiberglass insulation and then covered with spruce boards. Spruce trees are native to the area. By using this building method the architects could keep costs down while reducing construction time and environmental impact. Ralph Germannarchitectes also designed the indoor tables, shelves, and cabinets using birch veneer, and the indoor and outdoor dining tables from solid larch.

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