GBCO973

GBCO973

Architect
LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Location
Bellinzona, Switzerland | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Heat PumpEcoforest
Heat pump ecoGEO+ 1-9
ManufacturersSto AG
ManufacturersFLUMROC
ManufacturersIKEA Kitchen
ManufacturersInnova by Mingiox
CeilingLignature

Product Spec Sheet
Heat Pump
Heat pump ecoGEO+ 1-9 by Ecoforest
Manufacturers
by Sto AG
Manufacturers
by FLUMROC
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Ceiling

GBCO973

LOKOMOTIV.archs office as Architects

The old barn built with the usual materials of the region (logs and stones), rudimentary and bare inside, was located within the historic core of the Giubiasco district, municipality of Bellinzona, in the central region of the Italian Swiss canton, Ticino. The project, strongly conditioned by the building parameters, by the conservation criteria, by the taxes from the immediate neighborhood and a limited budget, required alternatives in the internal management of the spaces and a strategy of particular care in the aesthetic integration with the general context.

photo_credit Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
photo_credit Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office

The height constraint of the building and the coplanarity connection of the roofs, forced us to develop the surface on the ground with the construction of a trench excavation towards one of the internal sides and the realization of the underside of the sides in order to protect the integrity of the adjacent building. 
By dividing the surface into two distinct areas and asymmetrically with respect to the façade, the parcel is divided into a “humid” or technical area, and another of more facilitating dimensions, used for living spaces. In columns and with different options, the two areas remain linked by a staircase at the bottom that flexibly manages the height changes between the half floors.

photo_credit Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
photo_credit Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office

The optimization in the sizing of the constituent objects remained the pivotal point in the choice of materials. A frame of iron profiles (HEB) and wooden coffered slabs have allowed a considerable reduction in technical thicknesses.

photo_credit Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
photo_credit Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office
Giorgio Marafioti & LOKOMOTIV.archs office

While remaining a building of size (50 m2 on the ground), the initial requests for comfort of the client were largely exhausted as well as ground to the second floor: garage, technical room, laundry, toilet, hall, stairwell, office corridor, bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining room.

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