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.
MFG in Grimisuat, Switzerland by ARCHI7
January 28th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: ARCHI7
Well placed on the sunny side of the rhône valley, the place offers large views . The inclined lot is open to south west. The project play with topography allowing the best relation with landscape. The natural inclination of the ground is preserved allowing tricky landscaping with an outside terrasse.
The colored concrete house looks like a rock. The front façade South and North are narrow while the side façade West and Ost are much imposant. Windows are sculptured in the concrete mass. The main façade south is totally glazed. The livingroom has his « exceptional » window offering the best view.
The 3 floors of the house are connected by a generous stair with zenithal window. The plan of the living spaces is organised on the first floor arround a nucleus. The south terrasse is open to a huge view on the Alps and on the valley. It has been placed as an outiside extention of the livingroom. The bedrooms has each a different orientation.
Roofs and Walls are white painted while floors are oak. The house is Minergie with a mechanical ventilation and an appropriate insulation of the façade.