La Maison de l’écriture is located in Montricher in the heart of the Jura mountains, Switzerland, facing onto Lake Geneva and the Alps. It was designed like a small-scale city, with individual residences suspended from a canopy like cable cars. The site also includes a library, exhibition hall, chapel, and an auditorium. Energy performance is one of the complex building’s other remarkable features. Architects Vincent Mangeat and Pierre Wahlenont made Janet Vera Michalski's dream for a cocoon-like structure dedicated to literature a reality. The solid oak shelves today hold over 80,000 works!
works on display