House in Ruti by AFGH
This modern and imposing house was specially designed by AFGH architects for a family with two kids and is situated on a undeveloped former hillside vineyard located in Rüti, Switzerland.
The structure of the house was developed based on the lines of the formed topography, and is surrounded by some beautiful large old trees, which provide shade and allows the wind to pass inside offering natural ventilation. To enjoy the beauty of the site, the house features four terraces, each of them linked to a specific room and functioning as exterior spaces. The connection between the house and the terrain is made via a largely subterranean basement storey made of internally insulated concrete.
The architects have tried to combine a few important elements such as the unusual typography and the modern architecture, providing a raw appearance, also given by the use of concrete. The focal point of the entire house is given by the stairway core located right in the center of a space that unfolds over three storeys, and there are various spatial heights for several areas of the house. The roof was designed parallel with the terrain, most of all due to building regulation and it’s lighting the living room.