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Villa Erard, à Nods / Andrea Pelati Architecte

Villa Erard, à Nods / Andrea Pelati Architecte

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Nods, Switzerland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Andrea Pelati Architecte
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrea Pelati Architecte
  • Design Team

    Andrea Pelati, Leonardo Coppola
  • Project Consultant

    Mauler SA – civil engineers
  • Client

    M. & Mrs Erard
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Text description provided by the architects. 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. 

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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.

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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.

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Cite: "Villa Erard, à Nods / Andrea Pelati Architecte" 10 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783169/villa-erard-a-nods-andrea-pelati-architecte/> ISSN 0719-8884
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