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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

5 Houses in Barbengo, Switzerland by Studio Meyer e Piattini

 
January 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Meyer e Piattini

The five units single family housing project is built in an area east of Collina d’Oro and next to the old nucleus of Barbengo, which is accessible from Cadempino towards Agra-Collina d’Oro.the land descends towards east and is open towards south and north.

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  • Architects: Studio Meyer e Piattini
  • Project: 5 Houses in Barbengo
  • Location: Barbengo, Switzerland
  • Photography: Paolo Rosselli
  • Architects: Ira Piattini e Lukas Meyer architetti, Lugano
  • Client: Privato
  • Structural engineering: Pini & Associati, Lugano
  • Design team: Barbara Corbella (Architetto collaboratore)
  • Site supervision:   Direzioni Lavori SA, Lugano
  • Other consultants: IFEC SA, Rivera, Sophie Ambroise, Officina del paesaggio, Lugano (landscape)
  • Site area: Barbengo 6917 Ticino CH
  • Start on site: 2009
  • Completion: 2011
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): 2007-2009
  • Gross internal floor area: 210 m2
  • Built area or Total floor area: Superficie 700mq, Volume 3700mc

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Footprints of old terraced vineyards that once provided grapes for production of wine that are typical characteristic of such terrain, runs through the land. The five housing units are positioned in such way to create a unique and articulated complex assessed on different levels in order to follow the natural topography of the land, while uniting the green area around them, as if they all have a common garden.

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Each unit is different in plan, covers 140 sqm. of land, and built on two levels, the day level, and the night level. The day zone is at the garden level (lower), with a single open and free living room. The night zone is at the upper level (entry). Main spaces are oriented towards south and east, looking towards the valley.

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The project is designed according to minergie standards in order to be efficient in energy saving and ecological concerns, with the use of solar panels for producing warm water, which are installed on the covered roof of the parking spaces of each unit.

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Image Courtesy © Paolo Rosselli

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