Name: Wågensjö / Herberger
Location: Geneva suburb (France)
Size: 2,368 sq ft + 40,000 square foot garden
Years Lived In: Since March 2005
What originally drew us to Wågensjö and Herberger's home was their amazing
My/Our style: Modern, Le Corbusier, Kartell, Knoll, Vitra, USM Haller, Stelton, Lammhults, Lehni, Cappellini, Belux, Alessi, Artemide, Zero
Inspiration: Raum & Wohnung, Swiss German revue
Favorite Element: Cedar facade, Office and roof terrace with electric plexiglas hatch (terrace)
Philosophy on Integrating Technology Into Your Home: The less cables showing the better!
Biggest Challenge: Getting the construction permit because one part of the house has a flat roof (terrace) which delayed construction start with one year!
What Friends Say: Wow! First visitors always stop in front of the cd-wall and turn their head up and stare at the ceiling where the Milk-Bottle lamp is attached, eight meters up!
Biggest Embarrassment: none
Proudest DIY: The cd-wall idea and making the frame.
Biggest Indulgence: Two custom-designed showers with stainless tubs and sandblasted shower walls, roof-top terrace
Best advice: Always take an architect close to the bldg site! Always check up on everything yourself! Don't count on not getting any disappointment, you will! Go for Swiss local craftsmen!
- The facade is entirely in cedar
- Walls and inner roof are made of OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
- The floor is black pigmented concrete with water heating
- Inner doors, kitchen and bathrooms all have black pigmented MDF
- Benches in kitchen and bathrooms are made of black Corian™
- The flat roof is a 19 sq.m. terrace
- The house is heated using ground heating. Two holes are drilled down to 150 meters
- With the help of a motorized roof hatch, you are able to access the roof terrace
Thanks Wågensjö and Herberger!