Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects

first_img Year:  Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Geneva, Switzerland Photographs:  Stefan AntoniText description provided by the architects. The owner commissioned SAOTA to design his Geneva base for his family home and office. Passionate about design and architecture, this is the 4th home SAOTA have undertaken for him. The others, in Cape Town and Paris and one in Senegal are manifest statements of exciting, even provocative contemporary architecture.Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Patio FurnitureCaneplex DesignUmbrellas – CocopalmWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo“The dramatic triangular shaped site, with very restrictive design and building parameters made SAOTA come up with a reductive design that developed as a result of carving and sculpting away forms from a triangular footprint’, explained Stefan Antoni. Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniPartner Greg Truen describes the building as ‘an expression of an emerging African aesthetic in the sure way it plays with texture, materials and the way it connects to the exterior’. ‘Conceptually, Africans have a very significant view of shelter’ he continues. ‘For us, the flat roof is more essential than the vertical wall. That’s all we need. But, with a harsher environment, Europeans have distanced themselves from the outdoors and are used to living with more barriers between them and nature’. Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniOn either side of the 20 meter wide channel sits the two portions that make this house, the main house and the annex. What link the two buildings are the cinemas, spa, auditorium and garages underneath. The main house is a combination of round edged cubes and triangular masses that form the L-shape of the living spaces. A double volume living area with a curved wall on the façade facing the lake, flows into a dining area and kitchen on the ground floor and bedrooms, a lobby and en-suite’s on the top level. The top floors are accessed by a glass cylinder encased lift. Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniThe annex houses a guest suite and what unifies the two are their materiality and spacial relationship to each other, making the gap in between read rather like a pause in time as opposed to an empty space.Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Pritzker Prize: Eduardo Souto de MouraArticlesSports Canopy / GS-CAArticles Share Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects 2010 Area:  2800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: SAOTA, SRA Kössler & Morel Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122147/sow-geneva-saota-sra-kossler-morel-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Stefan Antoni+ 20 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowSRA Kössler & Morel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGenevaSwitzerlandPublished on March 29, 2011Cite: “Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects” 29 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122147/sow-geneva-saota-sra-kossler-morel-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img

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