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Textual content description offered by the architects. On a 991 sq. meter plot on the shores of the Lac de Joux, architect Ralph Germann created this residential challenge for a two-person family. The primary want of his purchasers was that each one the primary rooms ought to face the lake with none supporting pillars in order that they may benefit from the panoramic view of the lake, which was a feat of engineering.
In accordance together with his shopper’s needs, Ralph Germann designed a home of architectural simplicity within the spirit of the previous boathouses the place the lake turns into the primary picture within the open house of the lounge and kitchen.
The usage of burning wooden happened for ecological causes (no therapy, no portray) and to emphasise the graphic method of the home whereas minimizing its visible impression on the panorama. The home is provided with an ecological geothermal heating system and photo voltaic panels built-in into the roof.
The thought of the big roof was to have the ability to stroll round the home, to be sheltered from the climate (rain and snow), to be shielded from the summer season warmth, to have “framed” views over the lake, and to offer the home a powerful aesthetic. The 4 pillars within the corners have been designed to empty rainwater from the roof in a harmonious means.