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Lakeside Private House Bellmund Has a Hardy Shell and a Warm Wooden Interior in Switzerland
Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 6, 2013 @ 11:17 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery | No Comments
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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URLs in this post:
 EXH Design: http://www.exhdesign.com/en/#pro194,7
 rooftop terrace: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=rooftop+terrace
 timber frame: http://inhabitat.com/bernardo-bader-designed-a-dainty-timber-home-with-a-green-lung-on-the-inside/
 told Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/02/06/private-house-bellmund-by-exh-design/
 gabled roof: http://inhabitat.com/tag/gabled-roof/
 alpine houses: http://inhabitat.com/alpine-house-expansive-urban-redevelopment-in-london-set-to-attain-breeam-excellent-rating/
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