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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House in the March District, Switzerland by Kit Architects

 
July 5th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kit Architects

In proposals for sleek country homes and lustrous civic buildings, kit manages to marry cosmopolitan cool with a native sense of thrift. Working with a modestsized parcel, the trick in the scheme was to minimize the footprint. This task was made all the more challenging by the client’s insistence on a four-car garage, as well as the splitlevel structure’s location near the bank of a narrow brook.

south facade

  • Architects: Kit Architects
  • Project: House in the March District
  • Location: March District, Switzerland
  • Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
  • Environmental Engeneering: 3-Plan, Caltronic
  • Status: on going
  • Type: single family house
  • Size: 200 m2

Living room area

kit managed to shoehorn the program into the constricted envelope by literally upending the traditional Swiss house plan. Instead of public spaces on the ground floor and the private spaces above, the two are squeezed side by side in vertical strips. Exposed concrete, a double coated plaster (yellow-grey ground coat with reflecting silver coat on top of the grains) and broad windows add to the feeling of ease and openness in the house’s mezzanine-like living areas.

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Floor plan

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