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Atelier Trepp

CompanyMino Caggiula Architects Sa
Lead DesignersMino Caggiula
Design TeamAlberto Bernasconi, Andrea Maldarizzi, Laura Martinez, Maurizio Civelli
Project LocationVia Lugano 6, 6945, Origlio, Switzerland
ClientAlice Trepp
CreditsPhoto by Paolo Volonté
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Residential Building
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Entry Description

The Trepp Atelier was developed for a person but also for a place. Located near Origlio, a village overlooking the lake of the same name, Alice Trepp’s Studio is both a place of work and a home. Atelier Trepp is built to slot as naturally as possible into the contour lines forming the morphology of the site. Placed mainly underground, it takes its cue from ancient Greek theaters that were molded to fit into the natural morphology of their context. Wedged into the two highest upward-curving contour lines, the building fits seamlessly into the sinuous lie of the land.