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Threefold wins planning for Swiss lakehouse

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London’s Threefold Architects has landed planning permission for this 1,300m² house overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland

The Westminster-based practice has designed the five-bedroom home to ‘take advantage of the natural topography’ of the site and dramatic views of the lake.

Along with two swimming pools the house also boasts an indoor waterfall, which flows from the ground floor into the basement.

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Architect’s view

‘The house is conceived as a glacial landscape, where the route through the house towards the lake is orchestrated down the slope, between and around boulder like stone volumes.

‘The boulders have been pushed apart and the slope of the site has been utilised to create crevasses enclosing courtyards and level changes through the building, that draw the sun deep into the body of the house from the south on the opposite side to the view.’

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