North of Lausanne in the Swiss countryside, Eligio Novello of U15 architecture firm has designed this home to sharp lines. A long concrete blade, sharp, between the road and the horizon.
"The lot is triangular relict of the last train has now urbanized agricultural farmland.
Banalised by will-less buildings the area is bordered in the east by a busy rural road.
In the Midst condensed it is only mediocrity Reviews towards the south east que la spectator obtains an interesting view. Framed by a farm and a beautiful old lime-tree one looks over the nearby farmland and the fertile hills of the Jura in the background.
Our building is the metaphor of the stone on the lawn - rooted in the ground DESPITE of the trivial makeup of the suburban fabric, bound to erase all remnants of ict sensitive and respectable form in nature.
The small building, conspicuously Responding to the abuse of the countryside is our reaction to a faceless housing estate without recognizable architectural intentions.
Due to the limited budget the concrete Was Poured Into formwork made of OSB panels. The concrete roof, is sealed with liner sheets, selon the seams of the concrete sheathing.
With heavy rains, the water falls from the roof to the ground in front of the big hand opening as a transparent artificial waterfall. ... So what ?! "
Photos: Francois Bertin, USPP
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