Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture
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Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

Surrounded by existing farmhouses in the village of Maracon, Lausanne-based architectural firm Localarchitecture created a fusion house for two families living under the same roof.

Architects: Localarchitecture
Location: Maracon, Switzerland
Photographs: Milo Keller

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

The north façade, concave and closed, folds itself under the pressure of the north wind to mark the main entrance. The south façade, convex and glazed, visually separates the garden in two parts to create intimate spaces for the two families.

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

The larger glazed façade allows a regular flow of passive energy through-out the seasons and creates a strong connection between the interior and exterior spaces.

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

Inspiration from architects:

The project is inspired from traditional architectural forms and codes and is interpreted to the use of the building and to contemporary esthetics. The form of the building nestles itself in the topography of the ground and inscribes itself in the landscape.

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller

Double Family House in Maracon by Localarchitecture

© Milo Keller


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