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Lakeside Private House Bellmund Has a Hardy Shell and a Warm Wooden Interior in Switzerland

by , 02/06/13



Lakeside home, Private House Bellmund, EXH Design, Lake Biennem, Switzerland, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, corrugated skin, rooftop terrace, daylighting, alpine, wood,

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.

+ EXH Design

Via Dezeen

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