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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Mystery House

On one occasion during my recent trip to Switzerland and Italy, I found myself without my camera. So coming across a contemporary concrete house in the middle of the small village of Agra, Collina d'Oro (CH), I had no choice but to snap a few photos with the camera on my old-school (not smart) phone.

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If the house were not located in its setting I may not have payed much attention to it—that's probably why I had left my camera in the car. But it's so different than the old buildings around it, both in terms of style and in how the house addresses the street; instead of meeting the street it is set back from it beyond a stone wall and lawn.

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So does anybody know the story behind this house, who designed it, who might live there? For reference, it's the construction site smack in the middle of this Google Maps aerial.

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Update 10.09: Thanks to Hans for emailing me the name of the architects: Giraudi Wettstein (click link for project page on their website).

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