Olson Kundig designed Chemin Byron House in 2017. Located in Geneva, Switzerland, the house has a total floor area of 6,006ft² (558m²).
This house is located in a traditional Swiss neighborhood on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. Carefully integrated into its steeply sloped site, the design of the home balances a modern architectural language with a warm, intimate feel.
Taking advantage of its hillside site, the three-story home opens to views of Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains beyond. Because the team worked closely with local Swiss builders and engineers, the design incorporates the high level of craftsmanship and precision for which Swiss architecture is known. This collaboration is also reflected in the exterior materials, where steel and glass are finished with traditional locally sourced terra cotta and European pine. Inside, a large lightwell integrates natural daylighting throughout each level, down to the semi-below-ground basement. An abstract figural sculpture by Antony Gormley commands the terrace, drawing views outdoors towards the lap pool, lake and mountains beyond. An approachable yet refined interior palette includes materials such as concrete, gray wood and metal finishes, as well as natural stone and stucco.
— Olson Kundig
Photographs by Nic Lehoux
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