A Rock and a Nice Place

Thursday January 03, 2019 Written by Chris

The only problem with building a house on the beautiful Swiss Alps is that – once your neighbours start doing the same – the place can begin to lose some of the bucolic charm that made you want to move there in the first place. The solution? Become a part of the beauty yourself.

Built by Geneva-based architecture studio Bureau A for the Mutations: Contemporary Sculpture in Context exhibition in Switzerland, this rock-shaped wooden cabin channels the natural beauty of its surrounds into a perfectly camouflaged abode.

Equal parts rock, cabin and sculpture, the project is probably more concerned with raising artistic questions than providing sensible housing (though the design is apparently completely inhabitable, sporting a fire place, bed and table).

Still, beats plenty of the shoebox-sized apartments we used to live in. How much is rent?