The project of the Ra Curta residences arises from the shape of the land on which it stands. The emerging architectural elements follow the natural morphological elements of the lot, so that the project is strongly rooted in the context, in balance with its surroundings, the translation of the blocks to the valley and the different heights lie harmoniously on the natural ground, designed to ensure maximum privacy and visual channels to the lake.
Study of details is the core of the design choices: it can be seen from the shape and care of the building elements, from the sun screens that become decorative elements that dialogue with the design of the fences, the structure of the pillars and the design of windows and lights, as well as the study of internal spaces both common and private, designed to achieve maximum living comfort and design level.
The 4 blocks that mirror each other, accentuating symmetries and proportions, are crossed by two staircases that become urban connections between the streets of Montagnola.
Large terraces come out of the ground like horizontal blades whose edges are made from different materials that form suspended frames and light eaves. Particular attention was paid to the brightness, maintaining however, a high level of privacy. The result is fully glazed living areas and well-lit sleeping areas.
Construction main features:
Innovation: The entire building complex is designed to meet the highest saving criteria energy. The building is certified according to the cantonal energy certification of the buildings (CECE). The renewable energy in the building will be used for heating. ground (geothermal probes), while the high level of external insulation combined with gentle ventilation with heat recovery will ensure low energy consumption.
environmental qualities and sustainability: The morphological conformation of the hillside sediments and the design principle of integrating the buildings as much as possible into the existing land has meant that different parts of the building are semi-buried. This will result in a total excavation volume of about 15,000 cubic meters. The construction of the two blocks in stages will make it possible to reduce the transport of material to the landfill and to use the excavation material of the second stage for the necessary fillings.
Integration in its environment and benefits to the community: In designing the spaces, account was taken of the conditions laid down in the SIA 500 standard "Construction without obstacles" and, in addition to the presence in the garage of 1 motulese parking space, all the steps were eliminated by connecting each level of the dwellings with lifts that can be used with wheelchairs. The paths and corridors are horizontal and have a minimum width of 120 cm, all doors have a minimum width of 80 cm and in each unit there is a large bathroom service accessible by wheelchair.
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