Modern Castle-Resembling Brione House in Switzerland
The Brione House is a dream home for those who have always wanted to live in a modern castle. Created by Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron Architetti, the Brione House is located in Brione sopra Minusio, a small town in Switzerland and overlooks the city of Locarno, the lake and surrounding mountain scape from its steep, high location.
This stone house can be appreciated in its natural state – a residential construction that merges with the surroundings but features straight, bold design lines easily recognizable from contemporary architecture.
Surrounded by stone walls, the interiors display an inviting atmosphere, but keep a sober elegance and a minimalist interior design. The Swiss architecture studio created two cubes emerging from the hill, caressed by natural light on the inside through cavities and open courtyards. Extensive use of wood in furniture and window frames especially in the kitchen and bedroom, soften the hard edges of the stone walls and warm up the atmosphere. (Found on HomeDSGN)