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This beautiful modern residence and workplace/visitor annex on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, is the work of architects at SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen). Between the linear, vaulted gallery/entrance and the primary façade — a fluid type of concrete and glass — is a sunny landscaped sculpture backyard. The complicated’s two separate buildings, house and workplace, are separated by the indoor pool, spa, sauna, media room, and garages. From this degree, a useful stone path additionally leads on to the lake; upstairs, you’ll discover open-air dwelling at its best, with expanses of glass to let in summer time mild and to supply a terrific view of water actions. Within the chilly of wintertime, the heated pool, sauna, and spa present a welcome soothing contact.

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The home’s geometry ingeniously blends it with its surroundings: observe the neat brick retaining wall on the hillside into which the home’s decrease degree matches as snugly as if it grew there. The outside is shiny, crisp, and clear: white brick partitions, oval metallic sculpture in apt juxtaposition with squared planters, random slender vertical home windows. From inside, a triangular deck appears a mere extension of an indoor informal seating space; overhead is a sweeping overhang with the form of a chook’s wing. Inside buildings are daring sculptural shapes: vast, curved pillars of wooden, columns of glass enclosing the steps, a intelligent hearth chimney suspended from the ceiling. As befits the size of the home, the leisure middle is tremendous-sized, the area expansive sufficient for a crowd. However that is house, by means of and thru — a multi-use area with clear features, clear strains, and nice fashion.

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