Zuoz, Chesa Mariöl Sur

Jachen Könz The “Chesa Mariöl Sur” is part of the Mariöl district adjacent to the old nucleus of Zuoz, in contiunity with it. The living room is transverse, east-west oriented, with large openings, with concrete walls. The rooms, on the other hand, are intimate wooden cores. The building has a marked plastic conformation, conferred by…

Lugano, Camar House

Jachen Könz The Camar house is located in the district of villas and residential condominiums scattered in the greenery as a residential unit of four apartments with garden and roof garden, formulating a contemporary version of the apartment organized in vertical “duplex” that enjoys the peculiarities of the landscape. The volume is articulated towards the…

Jachen Könz

He grows in the Engadine, Peru and Männedorf, Zurich. He studies architecture at the ETH Zurich and Lausanne. He works in Germany, Barcelona and Bellinzona. He opened his own studio in Lugano in 1992. At the centre of design research is space as an expression of a way of life: space is made up of…

Aly house

Johnny Conte The land on which house Aly was built was extrapolated from the garden of an existing single-family house and housed a canopy for its parking lots. The perimeter of the new house was in fact given by the natural limitations and imposed: the road to the east, the forest to the south, the…

Magliaso

Gianfranco Crisci The surgery is inconspicuous, sober and lasting. The project does not impose itself on places, but is a part of it, in an intrinsic and coherent way. For the flooring we investigated the local and consolidated solutions, which make use of river pebbles and splitted paving. It was preferred to use a stone…