Montebar Villa by JM Structure in Medeglia, Switzerland

Montebar Villa by JM Structure in Medeglia, Switzerland

Challenge: Montebar Villa
JM Structure
Medeglia, Switzerland
2,152 sq toes
Photography by:
Jacopo Mascheroni

Montebar Villa by JM Structure

The Milan based entirely mostly structure studio JM Structure hold designed the Montebar Villa within the course of the Swiss Alps. The home is placed worthy on the fringe of a slope which ends in some actually spectacular views of the vineyards which will seemingly be positioned beneath however moreover of the beautiful natural greenery that surrounds the building on both side.
The architects created a technique of monolithic appearance because they needed to use native building code that the home needed to fit. Among the largest aspects dictated by that code resulted at nighttime grey pitched roof which helps with the combination of the building.

From the architects: “The Montebar Villa is a prefabricated wood home lying on a panoramic assign facing the Swiss alps, in a privileged situation with solar gentle throughout the four seasons. A magical location where the silence is alternated with the sunshine chimes of cows at pasture within the distance, where the aloof breezes coax tree branches and grasses to birth and carry a sweet and fragrant air.
The mission became once created spherical the native building code, which imposes each home to hold a depressed grey pitched roof for an even bigger integration with the atmosphere. Beginning from this constraint, the idea developed into an homogeneous resolution utilizing the identical area topic for every the roof and façades, in present to make the building with a monolithic ingredient, worship a stone within the landscape.
The ideal exception is the South elevation, facing the valley, which grants a spectacular 180 level gape thru a curtain-wall that encloses the dwelling home and folds interior constructing a loggia to be prone within the hotter months.”

“The home is placed on the fringe of a slope with vineyards steady just a few meters beneath and spherical. It’s constructed with prefabricated and thermally insulated wood parts, very most inspiring for one of these native climate, and your entire structure has been assembled in just a few days. The identical stratigraphy has been designed for every the roof and the perimeter walls, with 22 centimeters of thermal insulation and a double layer of air drag alongside with the roam, in present to invent high standards of energy performances. The final cladding area topic uniforming the shell is a ventilated façade with porcelain stoneware tiles and an invisible fastening gadget. To entire the flexibility effectivity of the building, the glass façade of the dwelling home has a curtain wall with thermally broken aluminum horizontal profiles and vertical glass fins, and with insulated selective and low-e glass. The rest of the windows hold a thermally broken aluminum profile with triple insulated glazing.
A huge section of the construct section became once spent investigating a lot of alternate choices for the birth air cladding, in present to invent flush surfaces and have a pure and simple form. Every face of the shell has been designed tile by tile, with a dynamic pattern easy with three a host of codecs, and heaps tiles hold mitered edges.”

“The identical porcelain stoneware area topic has been applied to the customized folding shutters, to match and align with the façade pattern after they are closed. The six-sided roof is offset in opposition to the mountain and it’s calibrated to hold the ideal side with the identical mountain inclination, for an even bigger integration with the landscape.
High standards of energy saving had been adopted to befriend low upkeep prices throughout the four seasons. Besides the high-efficiency shell, the floor gorgeous heating is powered by and electrical pump and all lighting hold led lamps. The cooling throughout the summer months is outfitted by natural air drag alongside with the roam, with the chillier air rising from the creek on the western side and crossing your entire home. The home, with dwelling home on the south side, three bedrooms, a perceive room, two toilets, a laundry room, a technical room, pantry and storage rooms, is organized on one level with the exception of the 2 children bedrooms which will seemingly be double height and hold a loft with bed and tv.”

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