Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur

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Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur

Situated a slope in Vitznau, Swiss architectural practice Lischer Partner has built a holiday home for clients who desire to live in a timber house.

Archictects: alp – Architektur Lischer Partner
Location: Vitznau, Switzerland
Photography: Roger Frei

Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei
Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei

However, its facade is a hard shell made of concrete which encases and protects the soft wooden core, the timber is visible from outside through the openings and recesses.

Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei
Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei

The massively framed fixed glass in larch emphasize the views of the different landscapes of Lake Lucerne.

Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei
Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei
Holiday House in Vitznau by alp Architektur
© Roger Frei

Inspiration from architect:

The pronounced slope prompted us to design a massive structure, its wooden construction is a “house within a house”. The prefabricated wooden building was erected from box elements, then mounted the concrete facade single shell.