New House in Ranzo / Wespi de Meuron

  • 03 Sep 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Hannes Henz

Architects: Wespi de Meuron
Location: Ranzo, 6577 Sant’Abbondio,
Collaborators: Roberto La Rocca Architekt
Engineer: Anastasi
Building Physics: IFEC Consulenze
Master Builder: Clerici Vitali Dellea SA
Area: 127.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz

From the architect. The project works with references to the historical architectural culture of the place and interprets them anew.

© Hannes Henz

The traditional natural grey plaster of the façade associated with the simple cube of the modern house detracts themselve from a precise temporal assignment.

© Hannes Henz

This house is closely linked to the historical paths from the lake to the village. The terrace with a mountainside courtyard wall, a long bench and natural stone paving has Mediterranean character. The pergola place on the old barn is directly connected with a steep staircase to the house and forms a counterpoint to the new building.

Floor Plan
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  • Croco Dile

    Great balance of volumes and light.

  • papou

    magnifique… très belles matières, très beaux espaces, très belle lumière… un léger doute tout de même sur l’éclairage des chambres…

  • Martin Dunne

    Beautiful, serene, restrained. Love it.