In Switzerland, a Cast-Concrete Mountain Retreat

The cast-concrete structure is punctuated with an irregular arrangement of windows, some huge and wrapping around corners, others smaller and deep-set. It has a large foyer and a steep staircase that winds up to the top floor, an open 750-square-foot space with a ceiling that rises from 6 1/2 to nearly 11 feet and windows with views of the Alps. Many of the interior walls are lined with plywood, to create a contrast with the concrete, Mr. Fuhrimann said: “The cold material and the warm material result in a really atmospheric feeling.”via

The house is filled with art from Ms. Presenhuber’s private collection: a multicolored sculpture by the British artist Liam Gillick and a black cross by the Swiss artist Valentin Carron hang in the entrance hall; smaller works by Karen Kilimnik, the American painter; Sarah Lucas, the British artist; Raymond Pettibon, the American illustrator; and Richard Prince, the American painter and photographer, can be seen in the bedrooms.

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