Simple Prefab Elegance in Üsslingen Switzerland Home

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Constructed of prefabricated timber on a foundation basement of pre-cast concrete, this 300 square meter single family home integrates the topographical setting of a hillside slope on the edge of a quaint Swiss village in the Kanton Thurgau.

Residents enter into the living area of the home from the top floor to descend beyond the bedrooms on the middle floor into a basement, which can serve as a work area or cellar.

Three areas of the home are designated for living, working, and cooking.

Leading out from the basement is a terrace and outdoor pool.

Local building laws permit only pitched roofs, which innovated the concept of a triple sawtooth roof.

Designed by Swiss architectural firm, Spillmann Echsle Architekten.

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