Creative House with Incredible View in Switzerland

Built in a picturesque area of Medeglia, Switzerland, this distinctive house provides incredible views over a valley, forests and mountains. Surrounding vineyards and pastures also enhance the bucolic look and feel of the landscape, immersing inhabitants into nature. Designed by Milan-based studio JM Architecture, the Montebar Villa redefines the traditional house in a sculptural and minimal design. The striking structure simplifies shapes to create a monolithic appearance, but unlike the timber clad retreat that took inspiration from a stereotypical form, this mountain retreat looks more like a modern sculpture.

Martina Bisaz’s Photographic Journey Through Switzerland

Martina Bisaz is traveling through Switzerland and is taking pictures of the most beautiful places. Every weekend she drives through the Swiss mountains with her amazing cars and captures what she sees and she is already a little bit famous on Instagram. She believes that she lives in the most beautiful country in the world. Take a look!

200 Years Old Structure Hides Underground Modern Stone House

A 200 year old existing stone house in Linescio, Switzerland was renovated by Buchner Bründler Architekten with a distinctive, minimalistic approach. The house has been completely left in its original state on the outside, while in the interior, a house within a house was constructed. A new minimal concrete shell has transformed the space into a contemporary living space with a unique, calm atmosphere. All new elements are consistently made of concrete: the bathtub as a recess in the floor, and the kitchen worktop with a sink integrated as a single cast form. High, folding wood shutters cover the original front windows, which have partially lost their glass, while a new glass door leads out to the garden. The concrete was brought in layer by layer and still bears the marks of the formwork. The existing walls act as an extra layer of insulation, though the home is only meant for use in the summer. “The plastic, evocative qualities of the exposed concrete intensify the archaic character and the calm atmosphere of this stone house,” say the architects.