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Foster and Partners

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Foster and Partners has unveiled this 'bubble-like'design for a Chesa Futura apartment building in the Engadin Valley at St Moritz in Switzerland.The scheme uses timber construction with larch shingles making up the building's skin, chosen to respond to weather and change colour over time.The 4,650m 2curvaceous scheme, shown in a new Prestel 'catalogue'on the practice, consists of three storeys of apartments and an underground level. It has been lifted onto eight pilotis to maximise views of the lake and mountains.

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