The beautiful villa by Dutch SEARCH located in Vals, Switzerland, and carved out of a mountain wall, has already been featured on several sites and in Wallpaper. Where other sites merely focused on the architecture and not so much the interior design, I wanted to highlight the 'Hidden lines' design by Jeroen van Mechelen from Studio JVM who came up with the idea for a special cardboard cabinet which creates a guesthouse within this newly designed villa.
The idea to define the contours of the house and use a 3-dimensional cardboard matrix was inspired by the medieval painting 'St. Jerome in his study' by Antonella da Messina. Like this painting, the cardboard-carved "inverted chapel" becomes an autonomous space.