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Draeger House

"The holiday house sits as walkable sculptural building in the strong landscape with a square ruin, old retaining walls, large rocks as well as olive groves and oak tree forests.", says Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH on Draeger House.

By: Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Project details

  • Project Name: Draeger House
  • Location of Site: Olmeto Plage Korsika / France
  • Design Team: Architecture, Interior Design, Light Planning, Landscape Architecture by Philippe Stuebi with Damir Masek
  • Collaborators: Christine Heimgartner, Donner Trepp
  • Project Type: holiday house, private residence
  • Client: Draeger Family, represented by Christoph Draeger, New York
  • Date of completion: 2006

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Words from the architect

The holiday house sits as walkable sculptural building in the strong landscape with a square ruin, old retaining walls, large rocks as well as olive groves and oak tree forests. In the south the house has a spectacular terrace with a great view on the sea and with a low, broad parapet (40/70cm).

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Under the terrace is a further guest room with a bath and cellar. The living space has the atmosphere of a covered outside space and gets maximum glazing on the back too, which releases the view as contrast to the width of the sea on the bizarre rock landscape lying directly behind.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Two large movable wall pieces let the living space with kitchen and bedroom become a large flowing area. Outside the oversized staircase dramatizes the hillside situation and connects the guest room and its separate terrace with the house in a generous gesture.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Materials: bright ocher lime finish in the color of the surrounding rocks, all floors in sanded / grinded terracotta slabs. Except the glazing of the living space all glazing can be pushed completely into the walls.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Architecture-Page | Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH
Photograph by Dominique Marc Wehrli, courtesy of Philippe Stuebi Architekten GmbH.

Credits

  • Text: Philippe Stuebi
  • Photographs: Dominique Marc Wehrli

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