November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Share on Facebook

Thu 5.7.

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

A Swiss architectural practice Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG have completed this concrete-clad, minimalist holiday residence located in Vitznau. Boasting spectacular views of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland’s fourth largest lake, the interior of this two-storey house has been lined with larch wood block panels following ‘the clients’ desire was to live in a timber house.’

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

More about the project:

 

‘The clients’ desire was to live in a timber house. However, the challenging geology, the exceptional hillside location and the existing environment prompted us to design a solid construction in which the hard shell of the concrete facade encases and protects the soft core of the timber house. The prefabricated timber frame cassettes were erected, sealed and insulated on site and clad with single skin concrete. The timber construction stands as ‘a house in a house’. In combination with the concrete shell, it was possible to optimise its load bearing dimensions as it does not have to resist any shear forces.

 

‘The air-blown concrete facade was executed in Wesen gravel that adopts the reddish colour and graininess of the prominent rock face behind the house.
The entire wooden casing (floors, walls, ceiling) is executed in larch wood block panels. The timber can also be seen from outside through the openings and recesses.’

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; floor plan

view the Holiday house Vitznau project on Architonic

 

view the profile of Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG on Architonic

The Independent Source for
Products, Materials and Concepts Architonic | architecture and design
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries. Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for
Modern Kids Kidsmodern - Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine Online Design Magazine