An Alpine valley with two large ski resorts that is renowned across the planet and home to mesmerizing wilderness that will transport you into the lap of nature needs little introduction to ski enthusiasts across the globe. Nestled in this pristine landscape is the fabulous designed by Lohss Construction.
A multi-generational hub with a difference this house features various rooms stacked on top of one another like blocks with a central light tube bringing in ample ventilation and providing the space for a thriving green hub. A steel mesh is used to create a green feature of sorts indoors even as the sweeping social zones aim to bring together the entire family.
Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
There is no doubting the fact that it is the view outside that is the real showstopper here but the design of this wonderful cabin the remarkably comfy ambiance it creates indoors and the elegant use of natural materials and plush textures to accomplish this complement the majestic scenery perfectly.
The use of large glass windows and doors connects the interior with the view outside even as a revamped balcony on the top level and a private hangout along with a rooftop pool considerably bring down the effect of the searing tropical heat.
It is the lower level of the house that holds the living areas while the top floor contains the master suite along with additional bedrooms and guest spaces. An opening in the top level fashions a spacious double-height kitchen and dining area that adds to the cheerful breezy character of this modern coastal residence.
Vintage and unique décor pieces from the 50s are combined with sculptural decorative pieces and colorful artwork that comes from the region. There is a very strong ‘Brazilian flavor’ inside the house and each of the individual elements has been carefully chosen to accentuate the overall ambiance.