Oly Via. Modern House. August 31st , 2017.
Called Flexhouse and completed in March 2016 by Swiss architecture and design studio Evolution Design, the four storey, 173 sq metre (1,862 sq foot) home has an open plan living, dining and kitchen space on the ground floor, two bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor, a studio with two large terraces on the second floor and a basement level with underground garage and utility space. But it is the striking exterior architecture and the breathtaking 180degree views across Lake Zurich to the mountains beyond that really capture the imagination. Architecture in motion
On the other side of the gallery, we have the working area. Consisting of white modern desks with chairs of the same style in black and white, it also has modern lamps hanging from the ceiling, providing perfect illumination.
A completely white kitchen with a minimalist style stands out beneath a black ceiling and with a set of black hanging lamps. In the back of this area, a desk with some accompanying seats create a working corner.
On the other hand, in regards to conserving power and the utilization of alternative energy sources, a gallery was built in which different types of vegetation, including hanging plants, that serves to thermally and acoustically isolate the interior.
The project began when Evolution Design executive director Stefan Camenzind spotted a vacant block of land. The plot was well positioned on the banks of Lake Zurich but was a challenging site, triangular in shape, narrow and squeezed between a railway line and a road. Camenzind, though, saw potential in the position.