Article originally published on December 2, 2019
Introducing a unique private house located in the Swiss mountains designed by Milanese architect Matteo Thun. It’s the type of project that fuses together tradition, modernity, and home technologies. Basel Shows is about to show you how this lovely home represents the future of home design.
Switzerland is a country home to traditions. There are many homes in the Appenzell region of Switzerland, that tend to follow a traditional style composed of elements such as pitched roofs, wooden constructions and timber detailing. Matteo Thun took this traditional concept from this house and needless to say that he gave 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.