This diamond-shaped house in Switzerland is a cozy home for a family of nature enthusiasts. Dubbed "Casa Forest", the building has a faceted form that provides different views of the surrounding forest near the town of Basel. Its designers, architecture firm studio Daluz Gonzalez Architekten wrapped the house in dark, mottled ceramic panels that help the building blend in with its surroundings.
The house features a double-height central space that connects the ground floor dining area and kitchen with a lounge located on the upper floor. Two bedrooms and bathrooms are located next to the living spaces on the ground and first floor, while the auxiliary spaces occupy the basement. The crystalline form of the house allowed the architects to make the most of the plot and create windows that blend the interior and exterior into an immersive environment dominated by nature.
“Breathtaking views into the dense, deep-green foliage in the summer and the leafless and airy branch structure in the winter were a decisive factor in calibrating the daylight and arranging the spaces in this home,” said Juan González and Rubén Daluz, principals of Daluz Gonzalez Architekten.