Customer: Private customer
Designer: Architetti Bianchi Clerici
Photo credit: Marcello Mariana
Type of intervention: Expansion and upgrade
A large plot with a strong slope, facing the panorama of Lake Como, is home to a building that has been extended and renovated to be completely sustainable.
The existing house covered two floors inside a park and was covered by a roof with four simple pitches. Now, with the intervention of Erik Bianchi and Elisabetta Clerici from Lugano, founders of Architetti Bianchi Clerici in 2013, the building now covers three floors. Each of the floors has a large apartment, illuminated by large windows
Thema contributed to the radical transformation of the residence by developing the curtain wall consisting of several full-length sections, with opening parts consisting of hinged windows and sliding doors.
For the attic on the top floor, Thema created a fully glazed curtain wall system on all sides with access to the large terrace, inserting sliding windows and an outer shade system.
Thanks to the geothermal, thermal solar, and photovoltaic systems, to the controlled ventilation and air conditioning, all coordinated thanks to home automation, the architecture is to all intents and purposes, self-sufficient in energy terms.