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MIV Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
  • Architects: Andrea Pelati Architecte
  • Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Project Team: Andrea Pelati, Raphaël Fromaigeat, Anna Popek-Schmalstieg, Sandy Erlebach
  • Project Consultants: GVH SA – civil engineers
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

From the architect. The project settles in a meadow on the border of the urban area, surrounded on the one side by single and collective housing and on the other side by the vineyard. In this changing environment, eroded by the development, the house seeks to integrate the site and preserve the quality of its environment.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The house sits on a partly underground base, following the land’s topography. It houses the private spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms and rooms.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The connection with the ground is obvious. The entrance and external extensions of the kitchen and dining room have direct access to the garden and street level.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The day-zone stretches between the base and the roof. They benefit of the generous volume created by a smart structural solution; functions are delimited by vertical elements embedding the kitchen furniture, interior and exterior cupboards, the office, toilets and the structure.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The living room opens onto a panoramic view, with a majestic cedar in the foreground, the lake and the Alps at the horizon.

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