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The House in the March District is Arranged Within Five Split-Levels

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: • References: kitarchitects and dezeen
Zurich studio Kit designed the 'House in the March District,' a split-level residence, which, as its name states, is located in Switzerland's March District.

The clients were a family who desired as much space as the small site allowed. In order to comply with their wishes, the architects went for a split-level approach. The rooms are arranged over five split-levels that follow the land's natural, sloping topography. The system resulted in a living room that cantilevers over an external dining area, as well as a smaller ecological footprint.

The architects explain, "The building was designed as a split-level to create a connection to the surrounding garden. This allows a sequence of spaces with different degrees of intimacy, light qualities and orientations." Essentially, each area is distinct from the next, thanks to differing levels of light, privacy and outdoor view.