Two in one House by clavienrossier architectes

May 23, 2013

clavienrossier architectes have designed the Two in one House located in Geneva, Switzerland.


From the architects

The site is located on the edge of a residential zone on the outskirts of Geneva, flanked on its southern border by a forest and opening out to fields to the west. It sits right on the line between the city and nature.

The building, backed by a paved access ramp, is placed in the north east corner of the site. The space between the building and the forest allows for a swimming pool and a large open garden.

The program includes two apartments of differing size, a continuous party wall separates the two.

A pitched roof over a diamond shaped plan, allows each apartment to have its own orientation. This distinct geometry allows for a greater degree of privacy for the residents and when viewed from the outside, gives the impression of a single unit.

The split geometry of the facades makes it difficult to get a grasp of the real size of the building, giving each individual facade a more domestic scale.

The exterior envelope of the building is entirely composed of integrally-coloured concrete, including the roof. Loggias built out of larch, perforate the facade and the roof of the building.

The building conforms to very high energy standards.

Architects: clavienrossier architectes
Photography: Roger Frei