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This lovely private house located in the Swiss mountains was a unique project designed by Milanese architect Matteo Thun. It’s the type of project that succeeds in fusing together tradition, modernity, as well as a couple of unique innovations in home technologies. Milan Design Agenda is taking you on a little tour into this lovely home.
Many of the homes located in the Appenzell region of Switzerland, in the country’s northeast, tend to follow a traditional style composed of elements such as pitched roofs, wooden constructions and the beautiful timber detailing. Matteo Thun took this traditional concept from this house and took a whole new modern twist to it.
This lovely external larch construction internally turns to ash wood surfaces, wrapping up in soft lines detected throughout the whole interior, from walls and ceilings, transforming into furniture and bespoke fittings too. You can also pick up on details such as the 360-degree gallery, or even the invisible car-lift that gives you access to the owner’s car collection, located in an area below three levels underground.
The design style may stand out for being minimalist at first, however when you’re introduced to the house’s technologies the panorama introduces you to a whole new perspective. Elements such as heating, ventilation, air-condition, lighting and home appliances can be easily handled through the touch of a button by an app. According to Matteo Thun, you can also make the home into a private concert hall, seen that ” special system grants perfect acoustics, while speakers and all other technical equipment disappear in the wooden volumes of the interior.”
Encompassing a team of around 70 interdisciplinary architects, interior, product and graphic designers, the company of the Milanese designer, Matteo Thun & Partners, works from micro to macro scales with a special focus given toward the management of highly complex projects. Matteo Thun and his team are the types of designers who have a multicultural, holistic approach both in small – and large – scale projects.
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