Lovers of nature and architecture enthusiasts will be elated by the combination offered by this villa located in the Sunny South of Switzerland. With fantastic views on Lake Lugano and on the majestic Alps, this elegant and spacious villa is perfect for a family to settle in: located in the sought after neighborhood of Montagnola, the villa is only steps away from the international school TASIS. This project, designed in 1960 by architect Bruno Klauser, sets the stage for the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle: outdoor entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the exterior with a large swimming pool, a covered dining patio and a smart barbecue and seating area, and different covered terraces and a lovely timber sun deck.
Rumors have it that the architect who designed this house attended a seminar with the legendary star architect Richard Neutra, in Zurich and, that, inspired by this seminar, he then designed this house. What do you think? The style definitely does reflect Neutra’s principle of respect for nature in his designs and he also incorporates a “spider leg” which Neutra’s architecture is known for. All living areas and terraces offer views on the lush green setting and inspire complete peace of mind. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Wetag Consulting]
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.