Swiss studio Index Architectes has designed a house in Villarlod, Switzerland, with asymmetric gables and wrapped it in a skin of angular clay tiles.

Index Architectes designed the house as a modern version of the gabled form of the barns and farmhouses that typify the region.

瑞士工作室Index Architectes在瑞士Villarlod設計了一座不對稱山牆的房子,並將其包裹在有角度的粘土瓦片中。

Index Architectes將該房屋設計為該地區典型的山牆和農舍的山牆形式的現代版本。

A modern twist was given to the house by extending eaves on the southwest facade, exaggerating the building’s shape and giving it more space inside.

The eaves ensure that the large glazed openings lining the living areas are protected from direct sunlight and give the gabled ends a distinctive, asymmetric shape.



Traditional building methods and materials were employed throughout the project to reinforce its connection with the local architecture.

Village House is constructed using a large timber framework and is clad almost entirely with small, traditional tiles that wrap around the facades and onto the pitched roof.


Village House採用大型木結構建造,幾乎完全採用小型傳統瓷磚包裹,外牆環繞斜屋頂。

“Echoing typical farm configurations, only the southwest facade is covered with wood,” the architecture studio founded in 2011 by Alexandre Noël and Wynd van der Woude said.

“Being well oriented and protected by a canopy, it is less exposed to the wind and the rain.”

“與典型的農場配置相呼應,只有西南立面被木材覆蓋,”由AlexandreNoël和Wynd van der Woude於2011年創立的建築工作室說。


Village House’s simple, uniform section enabled the creation of a sequence of different functional zones within a continuous open space.

Village House簡單,統一的部分使得能夠在連續的開放空間內創建一系列不同的功能區域。

The plot slopes slightly, so sets of steps descend on either side of the entrance to connect a bedroom at one end of the house with the double-height kitchen, dining and living space at the other.

Rooms are organised around a central core containing a toilet and utility spaces, as well as a staircase leading to the upper storey. Bedrooms and a large landing on the first floor receive natural light from a row of skylights set into the sloping roof.


客房圍繞著一個中央核心,包括一個衛生間和公用設施空間,以及通往上層的樓梯。 臥室和一樓的大型平台可以從設置在傾斜屋頂的一排天窗中獲得自然光線。

An otherwise unusable space beneath the lowest part of the eaves on the landing level incorporates a floor made from white netting where children can play.

A separate freestanding structure to the east of the main house provides a simple garage and storage area that continues the building’s gabled form.

Other Swiss houses that play with form include a house on stilts with circular cut-outs, and a house with curving pink and green walls that doubles as a piece of public art.




Project credits:

Architect: Index Architectes
Consultant engineers: Gex & Dorthe


建築師:Index Architects



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