The Hill-Hugging House

  • Aïre, Geneva
  • The hill-hugging house’s aim is to present a study of living in “zones” through various scales & different settings — common & private, loud & silent — while echoing the landscape.
  • In my case study house Maison Bonnet the various functions of the household were strictly ordered by floor. Translation of this fixed system into a modern context occurs through a combination of rigidity with flexibility and playfulness as the building follows the slope.
  • This permits a certain permeability and adopts the height changes as gradating divisions between zones & uses while in its common spaces, integrated into the communication between the home and the outside, it invites an unforced sociability in-passing.

Contributor: Liv Lindgren-Ornass
25 July 2023