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  7. Brione House / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

Brione House / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

  • 00:00 - 20 September, 2011
Brione House / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects
Brione House / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects, © Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz + 20

  • Architects

    Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
  • Location

    Brione sopra Minusio, Switzerland
  • Engineer

    Anastasi SA, 6604 Locarno
  • Building Physics

    IFEC Consulenze SA, 6802 Rivera
  • Construction Supervision

    Guscetti Arch. Dipl., 6648 Minusio
  • Contractor

    Merlini + Ferrari SA, 6648 Minusio
  • Carpenter

    Erich Keller AG, 8583 Sulgen
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The new building is located in a privileged but sprawled urban area above Locarno, with an overwhelming view on the city, the surrounding mountains and the lake.
The project is a discrete reaction to a daily subject: to build into a crowded and chaotic urbanized area. Therefore all attributes of a classical house were totally omitted.

© Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

Two simple steaning cubes are emerging from the hill - fragmentarily - more associated to the landscape than to the other existing buildings - more alike a wall than a house - and time less. Habitable interiors are generated through cavities.

© Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

Two similar big openings, with wooden grids serving as moveable gates, are providing access and view. Additional light is taken in through courtyards. The water of the swimming pool, embedded in the valley facing cube, merges perfectly with the lake.

© Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz
Cite: "Brione House / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects" 20 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/12674/brione-house-wespi-de-meuron/> ISSN 0719-8884
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