Site Size: 7,400 square feet
Program: Located in the village of Boudry, Switzerland, the lush, narrow site is surrounded by a multifamily housing unit, a church, and an old mansion. Despite these neighbors, the client desired maximum privacy and a flexible space that could accommodate a house for a single family plus a rental apartment.
Solution: The three-story, reinforced concrete structure is painted a metal color and has a garden at the rear. The separate rental apartment occupies the first floor, with the bedrooms and main entrance on the second level. The third floor contains dining and living spaces and two private terraces for scenic views of vine fields and mountains. The house was completed in December 2010.
Mr & Mrs Schuler
Gross square footage:
Andrea Pelati Architecte
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Andrea Pelati, architect (registered), Raphaël Fromaigeat, Anna Popek-Schmalstieg, Sandy Erlebach
Mauler SA – civil engineers
CAD system, project management, or other software used:
tiles & parquet
metal clad wood (chestnut)/ double glazing