In 2016, Swiss architecture studio Think Architecture completed the “Five Patio” Houses project in Meilen. The two-story house uses a pavilion-like effect to capture the views of the surrounding landscape including a lake and a forest.
Five Patio Technical Information
- Architects: Think Architecture
- Location: Stocklenweg, Meilen, Switzerland
- Type: Private houses
- Landscape: Beat Nipkow
- Volume: 5,800 m3
- Project Year: 2015 – 2016
- Photographs: © Simone Bossi
The defining design criteria were specific references to the natural surroundings, high quality internal and external spaces, and a smooth transition from interior to exterior.
– Think Architecture
Five Patio Photographs
Text by the Architects
Five patio houses slightly offset from each other sit on this plot nestled between the edge of Meilen and the surrounding forest. This project, which is tailored to the impressive environment, uses a specific building typology to respond to the views of the lake and forest on either side. The defining design criteria were specific references to the natural surroundings, high quality internal and external spaces, and a smooth transition from interior to exterior. The low-rise construction with a pavilion-like effect blends sensitively with its surroundings.
Five Patio Floor Plan
© Think Architecture
Five Patio Image Gallery
About Think Architecture
THINK ARCHITECTURE is an architectural practice founded in 2008 by Marco Zbinden and Ralph Brogle based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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