Concrete wood cladding with a breathtaking view – Villa Comano in Switzerland
Designed by Attilio Panzeri & Architects, Villa Comano is a family house which, as its name suggests, is located in the Swiss municipality of Comano. Completed in 2013, the project features elements typical of contemporary architecture while offering breathtaking views of the surrounding panorama. Standing on the hills, the house rises above the city of Lugano. Villa Comano allows you to take a look at Lake Lugano and the Capriasca mountains at a glance. On the design side, it is the raw wood cladding that serves as a guide to interior and exterior decoration. The wood, meanwhile, has been treated to finally cover a dark gray patina, strongly reminiscent of raw concrete . The final rendering has become more coherent and super trendy.
Raw concrete look wood cladding – a great visual impact worthy of admiration!
The morphology of the house gives priority to the panorama. The large open spaces allow the eyes to contemplate the views from three sides and the abundant light to gently invade the interior. This design contrasts with the opacity and coldness of raw wood cladding imitating concrete to perfection. This play on materials and the strong presence of gray give the house an ultra modern industrial air, softened by the surfaces displaying the warm wood and the lush green landscape that is seen from every corner of the house.
A superb game of contrasts
In addition to highlighting the contemporary architecture of the house, the raw wood cladding gives it a trendy industrial character. The architects have dared to play on the contrasts of cold and warm to sublimate the facade and interior decor. The raw concrete wood cladding and the warm wood are strikingly striking and create a coherent, welcoming and modern ensemble.
Wood or concrete? And why not both !
Occupying an area of 412.0 m2, the house has two floors that delimit the areas of dining and relaxation. It is by a straight staircase that one reaches the second floor sheltering the kitchen, the dining room and the lounge area. Here, the family can choose the corner to enjoy the panorama because, both – the living room and the terrace – generously offer breathtaking views of the city and the mountain environment. The icing on the cake is this part of the wooden terrace which hosts a dining area and a comfortable gray sofa. Inviting to daydreaming, contemplation and escape, this cozy corner has it all!
Breathtaking panorama enhancing the lounge area
* Villa Comano by Attilio Panzeri & Architects