All these wonderful houses architect have something in common: they are perfect to enjoy (not suffer) the distance social and are built on a Montana or surrounded by any of them. Many, how could it be otherwise, are in Switzerland, but there are also in Brazil, Argentina, Japan or New Zealand. Isolating yourself is not a matter for Europeans or (only) deserters from pandemics. The book of Phaidon Living in the Mountains He demonstrates this through a selection of the most spectacular from an architectural point of view.
“The houses presented in this volume – explain from the editorial – show the captivating juxtaposition of the raw natural beauty and human ingenuity of the architecture, although in different and intriguing ways. “Its pages include the talent of the Mexican Tatiana Bilbao, that of the Swiss Peter Zumthor and that of the American Bohlin Cywinski, who join the work of other not so well known professional colleagues but who also they have managed to build on the heights in a masterful way, their defiance of the laws of gravity is present in viewpoints, cantilevered balconies or almost excavated caves.
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“Mountains are continually used as centers of architectural experimentation and innovation,” they argue in Pahidon. Seeing how some of these constructions are integrated into the tropical forests of Colombia or Brazil (the JN House from Jacobsen Architecture in Itaipava), brave the snow and heights in Switzerland or venture into the more isolated wilderness in New Zealand, we believe it. “The demanding topography and often extreme climate of mountain locations means that they are challenging and remote places to build and live, but those same hardships give rise to the rewards of the great outdoors, unspoiled landscapes and most of all delightful seclusion.” , they conclude. Here are our seven favorites.