Traditional mountain cabins are generally fitted with the rustic hues of timber, but the Morissen House uses an unconventional material to clothe its interior. Lined with exposed concrete walls and ceilings paired with a polished concrete floor, the grey complexion gives the home a unfamiliar warmth, contrasted only by the ebony accents in the trim and kitchen. Full-height glazed panels let in natural light and showcase the alpine setting, while slats of lattice gives a sense of privacy to the upper level. Externally, the black cladding offsets its Swiss landscape, allowing the minimal design to emerge from the blankets of snow.
Photos: Hurst Song Architekten