Maritime On The Mainland: Ali Tayar Brings Nautical Flair to Swiss House

The enclosure for the living room of this house, a Parallel Design project in Bern, Switzerland, comprises five carbon-fiber modules finished with marine paint. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

A custom sofa, upholstered in wool, sits on the living room’s wool felt carpet tile. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Prefabricated custom panels, plywood veneered in teak and finished with a marine coating, clip into stainless-steel mullions. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Ali Tayar furnished the dining room with his own modular table and Arne Jacobsen’s chairs. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

The kitchenette’s counter and backsplash are stainless steel. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Custom ceiling panels in laser-cut, powder-coated stainless provide radiant heat and cooling for the living room. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Poured concrete forms the base of the house, while the columns are stainless steel. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

A teak balustrade accompanies the main staircase. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

The tub in the master bathroom was custom-built with local limestone. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Modular shelving by Fritz Haller stands in the library. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Set into the wall of the master bedroom, mother-of-pearl panels are lit by LEDs, an idea taken from Tokyo’s Hotel Okura by Yoshio Taniguchi. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

Beneath the terrace skylights is the gym. Photography by Simon B. Opladen.

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