Out of the many aspects making Arndt Geiger Herrmann Architects’ oeuvre so exciting and extraordinary, it is mainly two that perfectly characterise the firm’s architectural stance: firstly, the references, in terms of both form and content, to 21st century Swiss modernism, which the architects have steadfastly devoted themselves to, irrespective of all postmodern trends, whose idiosyncrasies continue to have repercussions to this day; and secondly, the reflection upon the location, the acknowledgement of and involvement with different truths and their diversity, without which their architectural concepts would be unthinkable. Only a few steps away from Lake Lucerne in this idyllic scenery, an amazing single family house with a unique panoramic view was built on an empty plot of land. In the steep terrain of “Nagelfluh”, elaborate foundation work had to be carried out in order to be able to realise the planned three-story house. The infinity pool was deliberately designed so that one can fully enjoy the fabulous view from there.
Manooi is proud to be present in that realm with one of its Iceberg crystal chandeliers in one of their stunning, “single family house with panoramic view” projects. Our Iceberg chandelier resembles a glistening hemisphere, andechnically speaking, it is one of the most intricate and advanced chandeliers. Manufactured in the Manooi atelier, Iceberg comes in 32 different sizes and shapes to accommodate every architectural space. Thanks to its flexibility, it looks gorgeous in a cluster or on its own, too.
The materials of the cubic villa were carefully selected in close dialogue with the client. The ventilated facade consisting of gray clinker brick was glued and then grouted. The interior is also dominated by stone. The only exception is a compact core of smoked eucalyptus wood, which runs vertically through the three floors of the property and is not only a visual eye-catcher, but also cleverly hides undesirables thanks to elaborate planning.