Our design is an articulated construction meant for the enjoyment of the spaces for many years to come. From afar the building is a marker in the landscape, it expresses a meaning already suggested by its context. From close up, it is a collection of many things and from within, a world, that changes with the passing of the hours of the day and the days of the year. The design is like a constellation of points, each one’s luminosity defining our priorities, corresponding to the ambitions of those who live within it and is an interpretation of the spaces that embrace the joys of life.
We have built a place for the present that projects back into memory and forward into the future: the memory of pristine landscapes where the buildings of local stone had to resist until eternity, protecting the inhabitants; when gestures were used sparingly in order to concentrate strength. Now, they respond to a different perception, perhaps more evolved, to adapt to the speed of life. However, the ultimate goal of a space remains as giving comfort to its inhabitant. This for us represents the drive towards the future; working to improve the quality of life and creating a place of positive energy, where man is the protagonist in finding his way to become a better person.
The construction is used as a primary dwelling. It is designed as a volume enclosed by a set of concrete sects. Beginning as a cube and a square plan, these concrete blades are shifted three dimensionally to open the space up to the Alpine landscape, while maintaining privacy. It protects the inhabitants from visual collisions with the neighbours yet is generous in its prospect, the borrowed landscape becoming part of daily life.
▼外墙的混凝土薄片向三个方向翻转，these concrete blades are shifted three dimensionally
▼防止业主与邻居产生视觉碰撞， protects the inhabitants from visual collisions with the neighbours
The concrete blades evoke the idea of terracing and retaining walls, common in this region, that at times lift up off the ground, revealing the entrance porch and the west bedroom.
▼挡土墙离地而建，露出入口的门廊和西侧的房间，retaining walls lift up off the ground, revealing the entrance porch and the west
The plan of the house is staggered by a mid level floor, allowing the house adhere to the gentle slope of the land. To the south, a double stair system brings us to the terraces of the kitchen and the living room. This aspect underlines the importance of the relationship between this new presence and the traditional stone constructions of the region where the external stairs offered access to the upper floor level. This system also reinforces the perception of a terraced structure in the landscape.
▼厨房和起居室所在的平台，the terraces of the kitchen and the living room
The cube, the primal element of this new organism in which to live, is the place of calm and the fulcrum of the hill. Its concrete blades are fragments, broken off from the medieval castle walls of Bellinzona. It is our ideal home, an enclosure that opens up to the context and breathes it in, making us part of these wonderful surroundings. The space dilates across diverse horizons, in different directions, all intended by the design, and by the nearby details, like the tree or the vines of the neighbours’ gardens.
Architecture takes its from the place in which it is born and defines the time that runs in our senses. It changes and grows with us. It outlast us and we gift it to the future. Every house built with love will never stop surprising us, helping us and growing with us and those who will follow us.
▼视角分析，analysis of views
Project: SWISS HOUSE XXXIV
Location: Galbisio, Switzerland
Function: Private house
Project start date: June 2015
Construction start date: February 2016
Completion date: March 2017
Site area: 857 m2 Building area: 135 m2 Total floor area: 260 m2
Basement floor area: 45 m2
Above ground floor area: 980 m3
Volume: 980 m3
Storeys: 1 level basement, 3 levels above ground
Materials: Main structure: reinforced concrete
Finish, exterior: Facade: reinforced concrete
Finish, interior: Walls: Plaster Ceilings: Plaster Floors: Tiles
Client: Renato Bison
Architect: Davide Macullo Architects – Lugano TI Principal: Davide Macullo Project architect: Lorenza Tallarini Design collaborators: Michele Alberio
Construction/Site Management: Edy Toscano SA, Mesocco, CH
Landscape architect : Davide Macullo Architects, Lugano , CH
Interior design: Davide Macullo Architects, Lugano , CH Structural engineer: Edy Toscano SA, Rivera, CH Building engineer, acoustics: EcoControl SA, Locarno, CH
Construction company: Censi & Ferrari SA, Grono, CH
Waterproofing: Donada SA, Lugano, CH Window construction: Metalconstruction Sagl, Giubiasco, CH
Heating, plumbing: Di Santo, Gorduno, CH
Electrician: Molteni SA, Castione, CH Insulation, plasterer, painter: Matozzo SA, Osogna, CH
Metal construction: Curvotecnica SA, Castione, CH
Carpenter: Falegnameria Bosio Sagl, San Vittore, CH Floor tiles construction: Bordogna S.r.l., Pellio Intelvi, I
Kitchen: 5 Stelle SA, Mezzovico, CH Sanitaryware: Bordogna S.r.l., Pellio Intelvi, I
Photographer: Alexandre Zveiger, Lugano, CH