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Architecture April, 26 2014

The Cascades House In Confignon by LOCAL ARCHITECTURE

So often what makes a great piece of architecture is the way it fits into the landscape. The Cascades House In Confignon is a narrow, three-tiered domestic residence designed by Swiss firm local architects that follows the gentle downhill slope of an orchard to create a sense of oneness with the outside world. Built from smooth concrete, the irregular, jagged roof mirrors both the treetops and the tops of the mountains that surround the location, as well as the varying internal spaces of the house itself. With windows down both sides, each room is exceptionally light, while an open corridor running the length of the building connects the spaces together. Finished and furnished with pinewood, the interior feels like a direct extension of the outdoors, both existing as a part of each other.

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