Swiss firm Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti has created another one of its signature concrete homes, this time in Füllinsdorf in northern Switzerland. Comprising three stories, a boxy frame, and a collection of square windows of varying sizes dotting the facade, the Brutalist structure is built into a sloping site with room for expansion behind it.
Something of a cuboid “Swiss cheese” house, the residence is clad in a pebbly washed-concrete and incorporates cement plaster for the interior walls and ceilings, and polished cement on the floors. The square motif also continues inside, where cubbies carved out of the thick walls function as displays for small objects like books and ceramics.
A ground floor carport establishes the main entryway, while a second entrance at the rear provides additional access. A central staircase connects the three floors. Three bedrooms and study are found on the second floor, while the common living areas make up the third, where a kitchen, dining area, lounge, and access to a partially covered courtyard are positioned.
Despite the bulkiness and rough quality of the building, the minimalist interiors feel bright, thanks to the numerous square windows, skylit central staircase, and sliding glass doors. Take a look.