Two young families, friends for many years, approached FBA with a request to design two similar, yet distinct houses in a pristine setting with several metres of snow for most of the year and a beautiful summer in between. The one point in their common brief not up for discussion was a pronounced pitched roof. FBA proposed two essentially different concepts of living with a simple roof.
For one, the roof is a large, heavy mass lifted from the ground; for the other, the roof is like a thin hat sitting on top of what appears like a massive, carved-out rock protruding from the slightly sloping site. In both cases, the massive volumes house all sleeping quarters; their respective open spaces become communal living and dining areas.
The stark contrast brought about by the seasons gives each house a character entirely different from its counterpart. The simple roof geometry, an archetypal expression of human dwelling, exposes an old-new luxury of essence: Living in and with the landscape.
フロリアン ブッシュ, 宮崎佐知子, 須藤朋之, 安井尚, ホルガーパウシュ (研修生)
構造: OAK (新谷眞人, Tetsuro Adachi)
環境: OAK (山田浩幸, 土屋なつみ)
延床面積: 293 m² (A)
延床面積: 311 m² (B)