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Kastanienbaum Twin Houses by Lussi + Halter Partner AG

Overlooking Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland, is the 618-square-meters semi-detached Kastanienbaum Twin Houses by Lussi + Halter Partner AG.  Minimal and stripped to basics, the the two-storey dark grey concrete façade and overhang, and the ‘continuous glass facade on the ground floor makes it possible for the inhabitants to enjoy a direct connection with their surroundings’.  Inside, Brazilian design furniture icons are part of the decor, bringing in some warmth and curves to the site; included are Sergio RodriguesKilin and Diz armchairs, Mucki coffee table and his Mocho stool – the first piece Rodrigues ever designed in 1954, along the Paulistano armchair designed in 1957 by Pritzker prize laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

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