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.