Haus tinus
„Nestled among the peaks of the Swiss alps, a striking dark wood house with Japanese influence stands as a harmonious fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern design.“
Project details
  • Location:
    — St. Moritz
  • Year:
    — 2020
  • Surface:
    — 1200
  • Photography:
    — Reto Guntli
In the alpine landscape of St.Moritz this magnificent house redefines the relationship between Orient and Occident. It is a building with classical proportions and shapes, but at the same time it has a reference to the present thanks to the linearity and purity of the predominant materials such as wood, marble, natural stone and glass. The chalet's facade is clad in local larch wood treated with the Yakisugi technique, a process originating in Japan which protects the wood from mould and fungi through fire treatment. In addition to the practical benefits, the Yakisugi treatment enhances the wood and gives it a marble-like appearance.
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