At first glance, EXH Design's Private House Bellmund in Switzerland looks like an industrial home more suited to an urban environment than this gorgeous lakeside plot. But closer examination reveals a sculptural asymmetric residence with a hardy shell and a warm, inviting interior. Carefully arranged to get the best view of nearby Lake Biennem, the home has a rooftop terrace and plenty of daylighting.
Located in an agricultural region outside of Biel, this striking home has a timber frame and interior and a strong, low-cost corrugated skin that makes the home tolerant of all manner of harsh weather conditions, the designers told Dezeen. However, the comfortable light-filled interior contrasts with the rugged envelope.
The home has a gabled roof with a corner cutout that makes room for a rooftop terrace. Large floor to ceiling windows ensure that natural light fills the entire home without the need for artificial lighting during the day. A small overhang shades a modest patio designed for outdoor dining and relaxation. Albeit a deviation from some of our favorite alpine houses, Private House Bellmund answers the call for cost-effective housing that requires little maintenance.