The Swiss Ambassador's Patriotic Home

The Swiss Ambassador's Patriotic Home

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Rachael Grad
Aug 28, 2009

You saw the outside of the Swiss Ambassador's residence in My Great Outdoors: The Swiss Ambassador's Surreal Space. Now we're showing the interior, with its environmentally friendly and very patriotic decor.

The coffee table is shaped in a cross, echoing the Swiss flag. Pops of red mixed with white, black, and neutrals also represent the Swiss flag. A wall of the reading room shows photographs of famous Swiss people, like the artist Alberto Giacommetti. The residence was designed by architectural firms Rüssli Architekten (Lucern, Switzerland) and Steven Holl Architects (New York), who collaborated to unanimously win a design competition for the Swiss building in 2001.

More on the Swiss Ambassador's DC Residence:
My Great Outdoors: The Swiss Ambassador's Surreal Space
• Steven Holl's Latest Design Is Business as Unusual; Swiss Ambassador's Residence Is Easy to Admire, Hard to Love from The Washington Post
Swiss Ambassador's Residence from Architecture Week
Sneak Peak: Inside DC Embassies and Ambassadorial Residences

(Images: Rachael Grad)

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