Colourful in the Mountains: Swiss House Rossa
Architect: Daniel Buren & Davide Macullo Architects in collaboration with Mario Cristiani, Galleria Continua
Location: Rossa (CH)
The house, which stands at the edge of the village, is arranged in a row of houses grouped around a church in the village centre. The floor plan of the house is cruciform, but with slightly rounded corners – an archetype that could have been designed by children. The lower level is of reinforced concrete, while the upper portion is entirely of wood. The interior consists of untreated wood as well, a clear reference on the part of the architect to the traditional building style of the Alps. Despite the seemingly simple exterior shape of the house, the interior expresses itself as a complex series of spaces. Here we find the simplicity, but the complexity as well, that we associate with the surrounding nature.