Name: Residence in Lugano
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Residence in Lugano is a minimalist house located in Lugano, Switzerland, designed by Volpatohatz. A private client commissioned VOLPATOHATZ to add another level and fully renovate an existing villa from the 60’s situated on the hills overlooking the centre of Lugano, Switzerland. The client’s brief required a new stair and a lift connecting three levels with some internal adjustments to accommodate new sleeping arrangements on the ground level and the main bedroom with a large en-suite; walk-in robe and small office on the second level.
A new floor has been added on the upper level to accommodate an open plan living, dinning and kitchen area. A narrow balcony to the west runs parallel to the living area has views to the cityscape of Lugano and the surrounding mountains beyond. A large sun-drenched terrace to the south with views to the lake of Lugano, has a direct connection to the kitchen and used for entertainment. The main entry into the villa is made via a long steel perforated ramp that connects the large terrace on the upper level and the street.