Project: House in Studen
Design Architect: D’Arcy Jones Architects
Builder + Local Architect: Andre Schmid / Schmid Partner Architekten
Location: Studen, Switzerland
Area: 1800 SF
Photo Credits: Sama Jim Canzian
Text by D’Arcy Jones Architects
This raw and weighty house is located in a small rural village south of Zurich, backing onto a narrow river. The house’s blunt form was designed to shed snow and let in lots of natural light. The house is finished with blackened zinc, exposed fair-faced concrete and untreated larch wood. The walls and roof were completely prefabricated, erected in one week. The larch cross-laminated timber panels will be mostly exposed at the interior, creating a warm and familiar interior.