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A Sustainable Swiss Chalet That’s Modern Yet Cozy in Verbier

01.17.22 | By
A Sustainable Swiss Chalet That’s Modern Yet Cozy in Verbier

Dubai-based architecture firm L.S Design designed a private home situated along a secluded ridge in Verbier, Switzerland. The Swiss chalet looks to be a sculpture amongst a sea of snow-covered trees and mountains. The cozy retreat offers a modern spin on a traditional chalet design with concrete windbreakers protecting one side of the house from the elements, while the other is a series of large glass panels. The wall of windows features self-heating glass to keep them clear of snow and ice as not to disrupt the picturesque views.

hallway corridor with green plant wall and glass skylights

The architect utilizes innovative materials and technologies to design the eco-friendly Swiss chalet. Thermal heating keeps the interior at a constant 24 degrees Celsius (approx. 75 degrees F) with little energy usage. Additional steps taken during the construction process were anti-freeze surfaces, recirculating water reservoir, and an exposed foundation that prevents moisture from rising up from the ground.

modern living space with high ceilings for living room and kitchen with wall of glass

The ground level has an open floor plan that includes the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Two floating staircases rise in opposite directions, each leading to a bedroom above. A double height space between the two bedrooms makes the main level feel larger and brighter.

modern living space with living room, kitchen, and dining room with glass wall of windows looking out to snowy mountains

modern living space with living room, kitchen, and dining room with glass wall of windows looking out to snowy mountains

view of floating staircase in modern living room with large bookcase behind it.

modern bathroom in white and black and white marble

modern Scandinavian bedroom with bed looking out window

axonometric drawing of modern chalet

Photos by Muhammed Faisal.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.