SAOTA Completes A Modern House In An Alpine Setting In Switzerland

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Architecture firm SAOTA has designed Villa Courbe, a modern Swiss house on a slope that overlooks Lac Léman. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #ModernArchitecture

Architecture firm SAOTA has designed Villa Courbe, a modern house on a slope that overlooks Lac Léman in Switzerland.

The exterior of the house features Zinc cladding, while lighting at night shows off the lines of the house, and guide visitors to the front door.

The exterior of this modern house features Zinc cladding, while lighting at night shows off the lines of the house, and guide visitors to the front door. #ZincCladding #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture

The large pivoting front door clad in copper, has angles that create a sense of interest the moment you step through the doorway.

This modern and large pivoting front door clad in copper, has angles that create a sense of interest the moment you step through the doorway. #CopperFrontDoor #FrontDoor #DoorIdeas

The double height living room has a wood ceiling with accent lighting, while a black and white stone wall adds to the feeling of height with its vertical lines.

This modern double height living room has a wood ceiling with accent lighting, while a black and white stone wall adds to the feeling of height with its vertical lines. #LivingRoom #StoneWall #WoodCeiling #ModernInterior

Walls of glass open up to an expansive outdoor space with a curved concrete cabana sitting next to the swimming pool.

From this angle, you’re able to see the laser-cut aluminum shading screen that follows the curves of the roof.

Walls of glass open this modern house to an expansive outdoor space with a curved concrete cabana sitting next to the swimming pool. From this angle, you are able to see the laser-cut aluminium shading screen that follows the curves of the roof. #Architecture #PoolCabana #SwimmingPool #ShadeScreen #ModernHouse

Floor-to-ceiling glass walls wrap around the house, creating unobstructed views of the lake, while inside, the wood ceiling in the kitchen adds warmth.

The wood ceiling in this modern kitchen adds warmth, while the kitchen island cabinetry has a mirrored finish. #KitchenDesign #MirroredCabinets

On the other side of the kitchen, sliding glass doors open up to an internal open-air courtyard.

Sliding glass doors open up this modern kitchen to an internal open-air courtyard. #Courtyard #GlassWalls

Back inside, and at the bottom of a set of wide stairs is a secondary living room. A small interior garden surrounded by glass has a tree that’s grown up through a circular opening.

This modern house has a secondary living room and a small interior garden surrounded by glass, has a tree that's grown up through a circular opening. #InteriorGarden #LivingRoom #Stairs

A black metal spiral staircase connects the various levels of the house and leads to areas, like the gallery space.

At the top of the stairs, a window with views of the garden follows the line of the curved ceiling.

At the top of the stairs in this modern house is a window with views of the garden, and whose shape follows the line of the curved ceiling. #CurvedWindow #Windows #ModernHouse

A home office takes advantage of the spectacular views, and enjoys the shade from the trees and the perforated screen on the exterior of the house.

This modern home office takes advantage of the spectacular views, and enjoys the shade from the trees and the perforated screen on the exterior of the house. #ModernHomeOffice #GlassWalls

The bathrooms are dramatic, with this one featuring black and white stone and a rich wood ceiling.

This modern bathroom features black and white stone and a rich wood ceiling. #ModernBathroom #Stone #WoodCeiling

In another bathroom, tall wood closets line the wall, while a stone bathtub is centrally located.

In this modern bathroom, tall wood closets line the wall, while a stone bathtub is centrally located. #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #StoneBathtub

In the basement, there’s a second pool that’s long and narrow and is positioned beside a wall of windows.

In the basement of this modern house, there's a second pool that's long and narrow, and is positioned beside a wall of windows. #Basement #SwimmingPool
Photographer: Adam Letch | Lead Designer: SAOTA | Project Team: Phillippe Fouché, Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen, Mias Claassens & Ayanda Ntsingana | Architect of Record: SRA – KÖssler & Morel Architects | Interior Designer: Thierry Lemaire | Civil Engineer: T. Ingénierie | HACV Engineer: E.G.C. Chuard Ingénieurs Conseils SA | Facade Engineer: BIFF SA – Bureau d’Ingénieur Fenêtres et Façades | Landscaping: Martin Paysage

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