Doone Silver Kerr

Swiss Chalet

Status Completed in 2007
Size 300m2
Practice Foster & Partners

This large private chalet located in Villars, Switzerland was completed in 2007. The building has four floors under a generously proportioned spreading roof providing protection from snow and sun. Whilst the roof structure and much of the frame of the building is constructed from traditional Swiss softwood, the facades have been opened up with large areas of triple glazing connecting directly to a wide external terrace giving the whole composition a modern and contemporary feel. Internally, the three storey living room and gallery open up to spectacular mountain views, bringing the dramatic mountain landscape directly into the everyday living environment of the home.

John was Director at Foster + Partners

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