This property, designed by architect Renato Salvi, is very unusual for its location in a vineyard region in Switzerland. If its colour tries to blend it into the all-natural atmosphere by recalling the colour of ripe grapes, its modern day architecture clearly differentiates it from the a lot a lot more standard winemaker-style houses. The plot was very challenging since of its size and circumstance on a steep slope. The aim of the design is to bring in as much natural light as feasible although maximizing the lake exposure. In this respect, the house is constructed on 3 levels, with a maximum quantity of light and views from the top floor. The base of the residence consists of an excavated space for a double garage. On leading of the garages the slope had to be leveled out in order to generate a flat platform for the main body of the building. The functions of the floors has been switched in order for the day location to benefit from maximum daylight and lake views. The bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, with direct access to the wooden deck and the little flat garden created at the back of the house.
The main entrance is dissimulated by a double height portico and the suspended terrace at the top level. This portico also functions as climate protection for the outdoors areas and creates a number of view spots.
The terrace at the leading floor functions as an extension of the living room, from which it separated by a glass wall.
The prime floor rewards from light each from the north, via the glazed facade overlooking the lake, but also from the south, by way of the windows created in the slope of the roof.
The interior staircase is protected by a glass wall that enable for the light to circulate both horizontally and vertically.