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Friday, March 31, 2017

anako architecture, ‘fortress house’ in Savièse (Switzerland)

In Savièse, a town in Switzerland’s canton of Valais, stands this hermetic dwelling of rough concrete, a work of the Swiss firm anako architecture. There are other buildings around close by, so in the manner of a fortress while respecting the scale of the place, the one-family residence protects its privacy with blind walls left unfaced. Capitalizing on the irregularities of the land and the south views, the stepped building breaks up into three levels organized independently: the entrance through a pronounced cantilever, the communal zones, and the bedrooms. In contrast the rooms open out, with glass panels, to three courtyards that bring in natural light. The transparency of the glazed surfaces strikes a contrast with the concrete exterior and creates a visual connection between the interior spaces.
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