Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti
Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti - Facade
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Massagno, Switzerland
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Courtesy of Motta Papiani Architetti

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Text description provided by the architects. Lomocubes is a luxurious and high profile condominium that overlooks the Lugano lakeshores. It is a groundbreaking architectural project that marks a new frontier in residential building construction.

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti - Windows, Facade
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Finished in July 2013, Lomocubes synthesizes the best relationship between interior and exterior spaces, giving from the living room of each unit a wonderful view on the lake.

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti - Table, Chair, Windows, Coast
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A texture-in-motion built with a rigorous and wise use of materials leads to a seductive aesthetic result established on the succession between full and empty spaces, transparence and opacity.

First Floor Plan

It was designed by the MPA Architetti Studio, Giuseppina Motta, Luca Papiani, and commissioned by the Swiss entrepreneur Alessandro Lo Monaco (with whom the studio has previously collaborated on the requalification projects of ex industrial areas in Milano). Lomocubes is located in a strategic position between the Lugano and the Massagno districts, and it is reserved to a careful, demanding and selected clientele in quest of a place that combines leading-edge architecture with a sophisticated environment. As a result a series of glass cubes irradiated by light create unexpected perspectives into a rigorous structural link.

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti - Sofa
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In order to establish a new perspective axis, MPA Architetti has decided to place the stairs and the entries to the units on the back of the complex. The resulting dramatic corridors oriented towards the living areas frame ecstatic panoramas onto the lake. The result is emphasized on the façade by the bow windows: transparent glass cubes thrusting through empty space and able to synthesize the relationship between the viewer and its beautiful surroundings with an open view of 270°. The back of the building, endowed of a second entrance, is characterized by a metal structure and wooden panels,with staves that screen the loggias of the master bedrooms that overlook on a lush internal garden with pool. The attic is conceived as a private villa, complete of all refined specifics and details, from the furniture to the bespoke handles and the exclusive glass pool projecting for 3 meters into empty space.

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The building includes all the possible comforts including  a wide garden with outdoor pool, an exclusive spa and a gym. The hall has been thought as an expository area suitable for art events and shows, with movable panels and a contemporary fresco by the artist Ozmo.

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti - Table, Chair, Windows, Beam, Patio
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Both for the outdoors and the indoors, the chosen materials are the most refined: the natural travertine used for the coverings, the wide pavements of the external, internal common areas and the stairs; the natural oak used for the brise soleil, for the doors and windows, part of the internal pavements, the doors and furniture; the crystal used for the wide views and also the bronzed copper that covers the structural link of the building divides the front in cubes and it accentuates the clean lines of the building design.

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti - Facade, Column
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Lomocubes is a project centered on light and geometry: a new way of living which is functional, creative and endowed  with beauty all around. 

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Cite: "Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti" 17 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/525785/lomocubes-motta-papiani-architetti> ISSN 0719-8884

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