Lugano, Switzerland

project: 2008,in progress
client: private
project design: luca gazzaniga architetti

Situated on a strongly sloping site, this residential building opens towards the captivating setting of the lake via a facade that is completely glazed, screened by two wooden shutters (folding and sliding) that extend continuously to establish the view and in linguistic terms, the image of the house. The relationship with nature together with the quality of domestic life, sought through the scale and use of materials, are the principal themes in the design, the building anchored to a retaining wall in stone, is at the same time an abstract element of support and protection.