House in Ranzo by Wespi de Meuron

Location: Ranzo, Sant’Abbondio, Switzerland
Photo courtesy: Hannes Henz
Description:

The project works with references to the historical architectural culture of the place and interprets them anew.

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The traditional natural grey plaster of the façade associated with the simple cube of the modern house detracts itself from a precise temporal assignment.

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This house is closely linked to the historical paths from the lake to the village. The terrace with a mountainside courtyard wall, a long bench and natural stone paving has Mediterranean character. The pergola place on the old barn is directly connected with a steep staircase to the house and forms a counterpoint to the new building.

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