Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti

Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti

Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Exterior Photography, Windows, FacadeZanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography, FacadeZanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior PhotographyZanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography, Chair+ 28

Lavertezzo, Switzerland
  • Design Team : Matteo Inches, Nastasja Geleta, Marta Mascheroni
  • Heating And Sanitary : DECO Coppolino SA
  • Insulation : Isolazioni Storni SA
  • Waterproofing : Isolazioni Storni SA
  • Facade : Promaro Gmbh
  • City : Lavertezzo
  • Country : Switzerland
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Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Simone Bossi

Text description provided by the architects. Zanini Porta house is located in the Magadino Plain, an evocative territorial area between the cities of Bellinzona and Locarno. The Plain is delimited by mountain profiles, in which anthropic presences intertwine with natural ones, giving shape to various land uses: from agricultural areas to industrial ones, from leisure areas with particular naturalistic qualities to residential areas. The house falls into this category and is part of the peri-urban fabric that characterizes the valley.

Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography
© Simone Bossi

The shape and position of the new building relate to the large landscape scale: the house expression emphasizes the horizontality of the Magadino Plain on which it "rests": a large plinth, slightly raised from the ground, indicates the linearity of the landscape, also evoked by the string course slab that contains the ground floor.

Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography, Facade
© Simone Bossi
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Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography, Chair
© Simone Bossi

At the same time, developing on the whole map, in compliance with the PR indices, the house appropriates it, composing itself of a succession of living spaces and accessories that seek continuous spatial relationships with the “horizontal” context of the landscape; thus avoiding external spaces and guaranteeing a continuous and qualitative internal-external relationship.

Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography
© Simone Bossi
Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Windows, Door
© Simone Bossi
Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography, Windows
© Simone Bossi

The materials that characterize the house, in the architectural expression of the facade, are faithful to the elaborate architectural concept and to the place where it is inserted. The plinth and string course curbs, as well as the crowning of the flat roof, are made of concrete. The façade is in cast in place concrete as well using a specific framework; its expression relates with the ticinese tradition and with the industrial and handcrafted character of the Magadino Plain.

Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti - Interior Photography, Door
© Simone Bossi

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Cite: "Zanini Porta House / Inches Geleta Architetti" 23 Jul 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/965569/zanini-porta-house-inches-geleta-architetti> ISSN 0719-8884

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