New House in Ranzo, Switzerland | Wespi de Meuron

This house in Ranzo, Switzerland, completed lately by swiss design firm Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron, is a minimal interpretation of historical references into a contemporary home. 

The simple cubic volume of 127 sqm is covered with traditional natural grey plaster, pavings are made of natural stone, while a pergola and courtyard walls form the house’s mediterranean character.

All photos © Hannes Henz

Description from the architects:

The project works with references to the historical architectural culture of the place and interprets them anew.
The traditional natural grey plaster of the fa├žade associated with the simple cube of the modern house detracts themselves from a precise temporal assignment.

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.

Plans © Courtesy of Wespi de Meuron
Elevation © Courtesy of Wespi de Meuron
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Source: Wespi de Meuron | Archdaily