Maracon Housing | Localarchitecture

• December 5, 2009

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Maracon Housing, image courtesy of Localarchitecture

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Maracon Housing, image courtesy of Local Architecture

In Maracon, Switzerland, it is a beautiful and contemporary house by Swiss architectural practice Localarchitecture sitting in the Swiss countryside, it was designed to respect the morphology and scale of the other constructions in the village.

The project is inspired from traditional architectural forms and codes and is reinterpreted to the use of the building and to contemporary esthetics. The form of the building nestles itself in the topography of the ground and inscribes itself in the landscape.

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+ Project description courtesy of Localarchitecture

Environment_context

The building is located in the continuity of the existing farms, respecting the morphology and scale of the other constructions in the village. The project is inspired from traditional architectural forms and codes and is reinterpreted to the use of the building and to contemporary esthetics. The form of the building nestles itself in the topography of the ground and inscribes itself in the landscape.

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Maracon Housing, image courtesy of Localarchitecture

Forme_structure

The structure is formed of a succession of partition walls of various dimensions which generates the volume and space of the building. The form is dictated by the program, thus being two families living under the same roof. The north façade, concave and closed folds itself to mark the main entrance under the pressure of the north wind. The south façade, convex and glazed, visually seperates the garden in two parts to create intimate spaces for the two families.

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Maracon Housing, image courtesy of Localarchitecture

Construction_energy

On the south side, the eaves protect the glazed façade from the sun and creates a dialogue with the neighboring farms. This allows a regular flow of passif energy throughout the seasons and to spatially reunite the exterior functions (create a strong connection between the interior and exterior activities) or creates a connection between the interior and exterior spaces.) Large exterior curtains give the freedom to modify the atmosphere and light through-out the seasons. In the evening, the building affirms its presence in the village by the glowing interior spaces.

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Maracon Housing - Site plan, drawing courtesy of Localarchitecture

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Maracon Housing - Floor plan + Diagram + Section, drawing courtesy of Localarchitecture

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Maracon Housing - Elevation, drawing courtesy of Localarchitecture

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Maracon Housing - Detail, drawing courtesy of Localarchitecture

+ Project credits / data

Architect: Localarchitecture
Project: Maracon Housing
Location: Maracon, Switzerland
Engineer: MCR et associés
Client: Privé
Photographer: MilloKeller

+ All drawings and images courtesy of Localarchitecture |  Photo by MilloKeller

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Category: Architecture, House, Selected

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