On the hillside of Lausanne, Switzerland, this three-level, 700-square-meter, five-bedroom home with an indoor pool provides lake views from all rooms. To infuse soul into this very simple and minimal house, we opted for handmade pieces and rough materials that will age beautifully. Reflecting shapes from the ’70s, bespoke brass lamps and wood furniture are some examples. The Zanuso armchairs were reupholstered with two different tones and linen cushions with nonchalant bows were added to the Gio Ponti dining chairs. Placed inside, the old iron garden table connects the interior with the exterior. From 17th-century France and Europe to midcentury America, several periods are represented through the design selection.
In the public areas, walls in different hues of warm gray create a dimmed and diffused light, echoing the lake, while in the spaces situated at the back of the house, dark chocolate brown walls give the clair-obscur effect signature of Flemish paintings. Bringing joyful notes, pink — the homeowner’s favorite color — complements the soft, intimate and serene atmosphere inspired by the lake and surrounding environment.
With a minimal design that focuses on the essentials, we wanted to offer this busy family a peaceful home that celebrates the beauty of perfectly imperfect pieces and materials, and allows them to feel what cannot been seen: the wind, air, time and energy.
Residential project : 2019
Category : City LAUSANNE