Think Architecture, a Swiss architectural firm, designed with House at a vineyard a home for a family of four. They chose a simple layout characterised by symmetry and modernity.
Adjacent to a vineyard on an open meadow overlooking Lake Zurich, House at a Vineyard stands out in all its classical and modernist glory. The entrance hall, dining room and the covered veranda are a succession of spaces that allow one to see through the building at the magnificent view. All walls and ceilings are painted white making the smooth herringbone parquet stand out. The ground floor has different levels resulting in an interesting circulation and a playful interpretation of a living space.
Think Architects has no difficulty demonstrating that columns and a symmetrical layout fit in a contemporary setting
The main attraction, however, is the large, covered veranda that was created in an inlet in the house. The centre of the veranda is marked by a tree and the roof has an opening through which the branches and foliage grow. A half-open built-in sofa stands around the tree, facing the view. The terraces on the ground and the first floor at the back of the building highlight once again the beautiful view. Due to the house’s symmetrical nature, it appears more tranquil. The ground plan is easy to understand, which ensures a certain accessibility that not every building has. Think Architecture has no difficulty in demonstrating that columns and a symmetrical layout also fit in a contemporary setting. Images courtesy of Think Architecture