Ralph Germann’s Linear ROFR House Acts as a Shield for the Swiss Slopes Above

At the foothills of a grand mountain range in the Sion region of Switzerland is Ralph Germann’s latest residential project, the ROFR house. The contemporary home’s linear design is inspired by its incredible natural surroundings. The architects imagined the structure to be a wall that acts as a barrier to protect the slopes looming above it.

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Costa Rica Athletic Center Is Its Own Village Among the Trees

In the coastal town of Nosara, Costa Rica, Studio Saxe designed an athletic center that is cocooned within a forest of trees. With an organic, irregular program of volumes that fill the spaces between the existing trees and wildlife, the trees were able to keep growing and The Athletic Center was able to nestle close to the existing vegetation.

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