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Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture

  • 01:00 - 12 January, 2012
Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture
Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture

Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lugano, Switzerland}
  • Architect

    Arch. Jacopo Mascheroni
  • Design Team

    Paolo Basco (Project Manager), Rex Gapuz, Jansen Lara
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. Lying on the slope of a hill, on the shores of Lake Lugano, the villa consists of two volumes organized on different levels due to the particular topography of the site.

A polygonal shaped glass pavilion with rounded edges stands above a linear underground block. The living and dining room, the kitchen and storage spaces are located in the pavilion, while bedrooms, bathrooms and garage are in the lower level. Each level relates itself with independent outdoor spaces, which are closely related with the interiors.

upper level plan
upper level plan

The glass pavilion overlooks two very defined areas: the first, toward the mountain, is a very private zone resulted in the area between the property line and the building setback line according to the local building code. The second is a garden overlooking the lake. In the same way, the bedrooms face a garden enclosed by the building and the perimeter wall.

The ring, obtained between the perimeter wall above and the pavilion, amplifies the interior space, with seems much larger than what it actually is. The ring-like space, that embraces the building on the north side, grants constant ventilation and natural light to the living areas, also due to the white cladding of the perimeter wall and white gravel which reflect the sunlight coming from the south. A night-time artificial light scene is the ideal reverse field for the lake panorama.

All the additional functions of the pavilion are contained in a central lacquered wood block, which acts as a sort of a thick penetrable wall that separates the kitchen from the living room without dividing the space with doors, and in which are located the powder room, the kitchen, the stairs, bookcases, all mechanical systems and the technological and audio-video equipment.

Great attention is given to the environmental aspects, as the use of geothermal energy, roof gardens, the rain-water collection system, the choice of highly efficient low-emittance glass insulated with argon gas, to optimize the thermal efficiency of the shell and the use of natural sun shading as the placement of deciduous trees in the south-west area of the building.

Cite: "Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture" 12 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/198792/lake-lugano-house-jm-architecture/>
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Poulin Giroux Alexandre · January 14, 2012

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Daniel Burneo · January 14, 2012

A giant iphone.

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jr · January 14, 2012

Really like it!
Hope they have picture window insurance and lots and LOTS of sunscreen and Windex!

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Strang Architecture · January 14, 2012

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Bernhard Pfister · January 13, 2012

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Andrew Cline · January 13, 2012

This is a wonderful house design and the lighting is very modern and elegant. My only question is how does this house deal with solar heat gain?

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