Surfing on numerous websites and blogs the other day I found myself pleasantly surprise to arrive to this interior featured on Vosgesparis.
I used to think of concrete as a very cold and impersonal structural material but the way Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller used it when they designed Villa Vals located in the Swiss Alps made me change my mind.
With the proper heating system, needless to say the fireplace included, it looks like the concrete can hold the heat between the walls successfully and it can make an interior warm and cozy.
The access to the Villa is possible only through a shed located in the vicinity, the construction being incorporated in a hill and solely the slanted façade is facing a beautiful landscape opposite the house.
The house was built and furnished in cooperation with a large number of Dutch designers and companies that produce Dutch design. It is very modern & eclectic and the wooden objects give it a very homey feeling.
For more info & photos check out Villa Vals’ website.
Photography by Iwan Baan.