VILLA FAVRE IS A TWO-FAMILY HOUSE LOCATED IN THE NORTH OF LAUSANNE
schauman & nordgren architects + meyer architecture complete villa favre, a two-family house located in mont-sur-lausanne, switzerland – a district north of lausanne on lake geneva. the house includes a 200 mÂ² residence for the favre family, as well as 100 mÂ² long-term rental accommodation.
all images are courtesy of schauman & nordgren architects
favre villa design with two-way privacy FOR TWO FAMILIES
A CLEAR AND VERTICAL COMPOSITION OF spatial FUNCTIONS
the ground floors of both residences are public spaces for eating, working and socializing, while the upper floors are intended for rest and relaxation. as a metaphor, the architects installed shutters on the upstairs windows that can be closed for the night. the building “closes” its eyes figuratively when it falls asleep. finally, a generous roof terrace with a garden completes the composition where the favre family can enjoy a breathtaking view of the hillside site and the wider surroundings.
enhancement of the different floors with striated wood + concrete
the exterior materials further illustrate the different functions of each floor, and the ridged concrete and wood strips from SNA visually highlight the wooded section. however, the same larch wood slats from the top floor were used to pour the cast-in-place concrete facade on the ground floor. the final relief creates a unique architectural expression with a beautiful play of light and shadow.
larch wood slats provide a visual link between the two floors