26 Jan '15, 2pm

Striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from the harsh Swiss winters

completed a modern home nestled near a lakeside in the Vallée de Joux, a Swiss valley famous for its unspoiled countryside and bitterly cold winters. The architects protected the home from the region’s harsh winter climate by wrapping the structure in an anthracite metallic shell—a material that alludes to the valley’s industrial identity as the birthplace of Swiss horology. The ribbed metal facade is complemented by generous amounts of larch cladding, which gives the home a cozy feel.

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