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Stocker Lee

Ca’ Ospiti . Rancate

Stocker Lee . Ca’ Ospiti . Rancate afasia Simone Bossi  (5)

Stocker Lee Architetti . photos: © Simone Bossi

The site is located in the northern area of ​​Rancate, in a suburban and residential neighborhood, surrounded by houses and vines. The map has a very elongated and narrow shape (12.7m x 122.6m) and the size of the property imposes spatial limits that have been the guide for the design. The area of ​​interest is mainly flat and well delimited to the north by the road (via Scèr) and on the sides by neighboring lots characterized by the presence of existing residential buildings. Continue reading Stocker Lee

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Stocker Lee

Eiger Mönch Jungfrau . Rancate

Stocker Lee . Eiger Mönch Jungfrau . Rancate (1)

Stocker Lee Architetti . photos: © Simone Bossi . + divisare

The opportunity is to intervene on a particular site: a narrow and long site placed on a slope, inlaid into a residential setting, framed with orchards and vineyards. We’re in Rancate, looking at East the town of Mendrisio, hidden by a thick wood. The long passage in the trench, located at the west entrance of the dwelling, clearly shows the relationship between the building and the nature of the intervention’ site. That tight passage solves the gap between the plot of land placed at high altitude. It reveals the volume’ basement that is superficially treated differently from the upper facades, enclosing housing units. A single roof articulates, by bending itself, the entire length of the building, like an alter ego of the basement, which incorporate technical premises, cellars and garages. It remains braided to the size and to the meaning of excavation and ground. Continue reading Stocker Lee