This Concrete Home is Built into the Sloping Landscape

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 26, 2015
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The architectural firm 'Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti' designed a modern concrete home that is built into the slopping landscape. When it comes to contemporary architecture, many new buildings feature sleek materials and innovative designs. In contrast, this modern concrete structure draws inspiration from an ancient design.

'Casa Dem' is a concrete home that overlooks Switzerland's beautiful Lake Maggior. The home is built into the slopping landscape, meaning that two floors of the home are not visible from street level. Although the floors are sunken into a steep slope the building's concrete walls filter in light from the internal courtyard. The unique design gives the home the look of an archaic stone block from the outside.

Casa Dem demonstrates that ancient design can influence modern architecture in unexpected ways.