In the midst of a quiet vineyard in Wallis, Switzerland, Casa Zufferey by Nunatak Sàrl Architectes emerges as a dark modern monument. The nearby L’Ardévaz Mountains are a prominent visual force and the inspiration for the shape and exterior materials adorning the home. The long, ascending roofline mimics the slope of the mountains and the black slate tiles recall the material nature of the landscape. The wood structure of the home was fabricated off-site and transported to the vineyard and assembled per the architect’s instructions. The unorthodox exterior appearance is only alluded to on the home’s interior with angled windows at either end and dramatic ceiling slopes. Otherwise, a concrete slab floor, fir plank ceiling, and tall white walls complete the uncluttered interior. The overhangs created by the home’s shape create exterior patios and covered parking at opposite ends.
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