Jewel Box, Switzerland 2009-2014(completion)
The Villa is a mixed material structure utilising recycled concrete, steel and wood as primary structural systems. The outer shell quickly became a multi faceted garden over a concrete structure.  partially opening itself up and revealing the primary body.  we wanted something heavy but contradictory, suspended, creating a tension and through that tension an inherent calm. The primary body became a suspended core-ten box, being revealed in certain parts and covered by the shell structure in others. We imagined that this outer shell is a box that is in the process of being opened, hence the outward leaning eastern wall, and the suspended piece of metal became a jewel that is revealed as the box opens up.  This notion has given the name to the villa: Villa Jewelbox
Jewel Box, Switzerland 2009-2014(completion)
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