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A Monolithic Family Home By JM Architecture

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Milan-based architecture practice JM Architecture designed a monolithic block home designed for all seasons on a tranquil hillside in the Swiss Alps. 

“The south elevation, facing the valley…grants a spectacular 180 degree view through a curtain wall”

Working to strict local building codes, the architects designed a private, secure family home named the ‘Montebar Villa‘ with folding shutter windows offering sweeping views of the surrounding idyllic mountain landscape. Positioned to catch sunlight in all seasons, the house was planned on one storey, and includes three bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms and a laundry. In the summer months, the outer facade can be opened up, revealing energy efficient floor-to-ceiling windows. “The south elevation, facing the valley…grants a spectacular 180 degree view through a curtain-wall that encloses the living area and folds inside creating a loggia to be used in the warmer months,” explain the architects.

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All images & plans © Jacopo Mascheroni