This house is located in a prime urban area above Locarno, with an impressive view of the city, mountains and a lake.The project is a discrete response to a daily subject: to build in an urban area and chaotic. For this reason completely omitted all the attributes of a classic house. Two simple cubes appear over the hill, and associates more fragmented landscape than the existing buildings, the house looks like a large stone wall that appears almost timeless.
The interior habitable generated through cavities. Two similar big openings with wooden shutters, gates serve as mobile, they generate and deliver access to views of the landscape. Additional natural light is obtained through courtyards, while the pool water, embedded in the valley opposite to the cube of stone blends perfectly with the lake.
Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
Construction Supervision: Guscetti Arch. Dipl., 6648 Minusio
Engineer: Anastasi SA, 6604 Locarno
Building Physics: IFEC Consulenze SA, 6802 Rivera
Contractor: Merlini + Ferrari SA, 6648 Minusio
Carpenter: Erich Keller AG, 8583 Sulgen
Text Description: © Courtesy of Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
Images: © Hannes Henz