Swiss architect Gus Wustemann designed the contemporary, “sculptural” Feldbalz House to encourage a variety of living scenarios, with a trio of tiers that divide the home’s entertaining, living and private areas. The top floor offers a sophisticated sanctuary overlooking Switzerland’s Lake Zurich, where the master bedroom lies, surrounded by a glass balcony that hangs over the pool. The ground floor is made for entertaining, with access to the garden and up to the main level of the house, where the living areas are located. The home’s unique, sculptural element strays from its main structure, creating a pathway that follows alongside the pool and connects the garden to the house. The largely glass facade is interrupted by translucent polycarbonate siding, offering residents an ideal balance of openness and privacy. On the other hand, the south side of the house separates indoors from out with an 11-meter screen, which slides open to eliminate the barely-there wall entirely. Interiors are open concept, offering uninterrupted views from one end of the house to the other. Gus Wustemann.
Photographs by Bruno Helbing