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Villa Erard, à Nods / Andrea Pelati Architecte

  • 09:00 - 10 March, 2016
Villa Erard, à Nods / Andrea Pelati Architecte
Villa Erard, à Nods  / Andrea Pelati Architecte, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

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© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

From the architect. The villa is settled in a strictly planned residential zone hanging over the Diesse plateau, in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Contrasting with its heteroclite neighbours, the contemporary design revisits the typical gable roof houses. 

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Encased in the rock mass, the almost hidden entrance door opens on a big hall: on the left, the wine cellar is directly carved into the stone, while straight ahead, a concrete spiral staircase leads to all levels. During the ascent, a long vertical window offers a glimpse to the outside rock wall and garden.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

On the first floor, the bedrooms benefit from a certain intimacy provided by the green garage roof, whereas on the level above, the living room, dining and kitchen open generously to the South and West.

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At last, the attic is an open space suspended over the living room, possibly used as a guest’s room or office, with the most beautiful view on the Lake of Neuchâtel and the Alps.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
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