House for an art collector / Christian Dupraz Architects

House for an art collector / Christian Dupraz Architects

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  • Zoned Area of ​​this architecture project Zoned:
    690 m²
    Zoned:
    690 m²

  • Year Year of completion of this architecture project

    Year:


    2010


    Year:


    2010


  • Photographs Photographs: Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes
Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes
Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes

“I would like a massive, safe and fragrant house like my childhood. I will make you a sheltered home like the ones I love. It is through an ongoing conversation between the architect and the client that the realization of this house was realized. On an exceptional site, on the edge of the center of Geneva, this white house, with pure geometry, is part of itself. If the square plan is the basis of its composition, it surprises with its malleability and functional complexity.

Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes
Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes

The central staircase sets the tone for the vertical distribution; it is the vital object which distributes all the pieces in a composition game close to Adolf Loos’ Raumplan. By the offset of the plan and the biased position of the ridge, combined with the affirmation of two identical gables, the house offers astonishing variations of form on the facade. The multiple window frames of varying sizes situate the house in a contemporary reinterpretation of a certain tradition.

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Norma D. Ross