O House by Philippe Stuebi on Lake Lucerne
The O House by Philippe Stuebi is truly a one of a kind home. It gets its name from its facade which is perforated with large holes resembling the letter “O” on the front side as well as a screen of smaller “O”s in the back. The design takes inspiration from the modern Brazilian architecture, but while the front of the O House carries a signature design element, the real success of the design has been executed around the back. This home is all about the unparalleled views of the marvelous Lake Lucerne which is further spiced up with the spectacular landscapes of Mount Pilatus in the distance.
From the architects: “On both, the front and the lake side, this sculptural villa shows very expressive and ornamental facades. Facing mount pilatus the white concrete elements are dotted with circular openings that allow glimpses into the two-levelled orangery with its exotic plants, as well as the lounge, the guest tract and the staircase accessed through one of the openings at the ground floor. The lake side with superb mountain views of the rigi and the bürgenstock shows off a protruding, glistering loggia made of round glass bricks. Very decorative, such elements are a strong contrast to the rough renderings of the side facades. The basement nestles along the slope and opens into a large fitness area with a 25 meter pool, half inside, half outside, which is inserted in a white terrazzo plate. This terrazzo plate extends gracefully from the pool bar located inside along the boathouse made of white tinted, rough jetted concrete into lake lucerne.”