Architects from Dubai designed a modern log cabin in Switzerland

The pioneer of minimalism in the Middle East is behind the project of a mountain house, which he says is a kind of celebration of innovation in terms of materials and technology.

L.S. Design, an architectural firm based in Dubai, is behind the project mountain huts located along a secluded ridge in Verbie, a place in the fairytale Swiss Alps.

The work of this study includes private and commercial architecture and interiors, as well as urban planning projects, product and furniture design, etc.


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The house is also equipped with self-heating glass; Photo: LS Design

A modern interpretation of traditional design

From the portal office DesignBoom emphasize that it is “House a holiday of innovation in terms of materials and technology”, because it is equipped with self-heating glass, anti-freeze surfaces and a water tank with recirculation.

The heating system is maintained in the house constant 24 degrees Celsius, with minimal energy consumption.

The design represents a modern interpretation of traditional design log cabin, with one side using concrete as protection of the house from natural factors, while the other fully glazed.

The whole facility is set up on an open basis to avoid rising moisture.

One side of the building is completely glazed; Photo: LS Design

The house is a celebration of innovation in terms of materials and technology.

Omar Abdelghafour, founder of the bureau L.S. Design, started his architectural practice in 2004 and is one of the pioneers minimalist approach in the Middle East.

He has high respect for craftsmanship and refined aesthetics and firmly believes that design should be passionate, dynamic and contextually relevant for the region to which it is delivered.

Therefore, the design of this mountain house has been reduced in its approach, but richly textured in his attention focused on materiality and inner experience.

Perfect views of the surroundings are also provided from the bedrooms; Photo: LS Design

Photo gallery

Behind the project is LS Design from the UAE;  Photo: Muhammad Faisal
Behind the project is LS Design from the UAE; Photo: Muhammad Faisal


  • name of the project: Verbier Chalet
  • architecture: L. S. Design
  • location: Verbie, Switzerland
  • Main project: Omar Abdelghafour
  • construction: 2016–2021.
  • company location: Dubai, UAE
  • photographs: Muhammad Faisal i

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