Nizza Paradise Residence

Paradiso / Switzerland / 2016

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The genesis of the project is characterized by a


careful analysis of the site that includes the lay of


the land, the axes and the views, the surrounding


natural landscape, as well as the movement


flows. Hence the similarity between the contour


lines and the soft and curvy silhouette of an imaginary


woman lying on the ground, that gives


a feeling of calmness and, at the same time, of


strength. This image is brought into the architecture


throughout the volume that fades on the


way up because of the terraces in sequence. The


volume is thus the result of this similarity combined


with the analysis of the site, that together


long to integrate harmoniously within the natural


context: the location draws the architecture, not


the other way around.


The orientation of the building is linked to three


focal points: the lake, the city centre and the


woods, that represent three important landscape


perspectives, as well as routes for the


flowing of people and light. The flowing of the


spaces, from public to semi-public to private,


creates a concept of living that combines the


everyday routine of private life and the natural


environment surrounding the entire architectural


complex. This concept is reinforced by elements


such as the peculiar shapes of the main entrance


to the residence, the green wall and the cantilever


surrounded by nature and containing the


spa. These additions contribute to strengthen


the identity of the building and the personality


of the location, highlighted by materials and


natural elements that combined create plays of


light, refractions and motion, as well as different


perspectives. The principle of design embracing


nature is reflected onto the entire building, on


different levels. A harmony of landscape, architecture,


interior and design.

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    The genesis of the project is characterized by a careful analysis of the site that includes the lay of the land, the axes and the views, the surrounding natural landscape, as well as the movement flows. Hence the similarity between the contour lines and the soft and curvy silhouette of an imaginary woman lying on the ground, that gives a feeling of calmness and, at the same time, of strength. This image is brought into the architecture throughout the volume that fades on the way up...

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