New House is as Easy as X, Y, Z.

A New York-based design studio has come up with a house concept that harnesses the use of the three Cartesian coordinates: x, y, and z.

Axis Mundi, led by John Beckmann, has created XYZ House – a corten steel-constructed cruciform that majestically overlooks the Alps of Switzerland. Measuring about 4,000 square feet, the house has a steel and concrete inner frame finished off with corten steel and glass.

The firm explains that the home’s “cruciform-like assemblage contains three bold architectural volumes,” adding that “conceptually…