Halter Casagrande

Twin Houses
Kastanienbaum, 2011

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The Twin Houses are located in the Kastanienbaum district close to Lake Lucerne. This new construction is positioned in the picturesque landscape in such a way that only a minimum of the existing terrain is built over. A continuous glass façade on the ground floor gives the residents a direct link to the surrounding area. Ramps are installed for access along the whole building. These invite the residents to experience the building casually at a stroll, whilst also giving a feeling of openness and depth. The spaces are kept dark and accentuated with artificial spotlights. The natural light which streams through the large windows is absorbed gently by the dark walls and ceiling, which then produces a subdued lighting atmosphere. This allows the space to become a place of sanctuary in stark contrast to hectic everyday life.

Project Lussi+Halter Architekten
Commission Direct commission
Year 2010 – 2011
Building owner Private

Corina Kriener

Aldo Casanova

Landscape architecture Koepfli Partner GmbH

Arc-Award 12 - winning project category one-/double family houses new construction


Architects' Houses

Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture

Contemporary Interiors

Area 136

Photography essay Twin Houses



Haus und Auto


Arc 12

Wish Casa

Raum und Wohnen

Architecture & Culture

Architectural Records


Taschen - Houses 3