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Ark and tugboat shaped house by Alfredo Haberli

Haussicht – A second home for the elderly

Baufritz, a timber company assigned Alfredo Haberli, a German architect to craft a prefabricated timber home for them. Haberli came up with Haussicht, a gorgeous contemporary timber house, coupled with a smaller home for grandparents and guests. On an abstract level both these structures resemble a tugboat.

Ground floor of the building functions like a spine that runs centrally through the entire length of the Flagship. This part includes built-in furniture and copious storage compartments, dissecting the floor in two equal half’s. This configuration of the built-in furniture acts as a partition as well as the rear wall. Small rooms are arranged all around it, which become alcoves when the sliding doors are opened. Haberli describes the ground floor as a quite floor private space, not dissimilar to the ship’s lower deck.

The first floor contains a kitchen, dining room and a front balcony. This floor has more cleaver storage areas in terraced seating and couch. A bookshelf runs along the walls at the windowsill height providing more space to store books and facilitating more seating space.

An adjoining building dubbed the Stockli (meaning a customary house in Switzerland that farmers move into after they retire) can be used as a workshop, guest rooms or living accommodation for grandparents. Its first floor has a staircase and a lift which the visitors can use to approach towards all the other rooms of the house.

Ark and tugboat shaped house by Alfredo Haberli

Ark-and tugboat

Ark and tugboat shaped house by Alfredo Haberli

Cleaver storage areas in terraced seating and couch

Ark and tugboat shaped house by Alfredo Haberli

Windowsill height providing more space to store books

Ark and tugboat shaped house by Alfredo Haberli

Stockli and Hussicht

Ark and tugboat shaped house by Alfredo Haberli

Captivating interiors

Via: Inhabitat

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