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Brutalism

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1959 – 1961

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Private House

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Bellinzona
Switzerland

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
March 28th, 2018

Rotalinti House Change this

Bellinzona, Switzerland
by Aurelio Galfetti Change this
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Daily cycle of habitation in Rotalinti house dictates the carving of the brutalist concrete cube perched a Bellinzona valley. Its massing referencing the nearby Castello di Sasso Corbaro. Entrance in the house in thought the roof from a bridge that connects parking with the house. The organic spiral stair connects the roof to the sunset-capturing glazed area of the day zone in which one’s relationship to the surroundings is distant and abstracted. As the day wanes the use descend to the lower portions of the night zone, ultimately and literally grounded on the forest floor, where the interaction with the landscape becomes much more intimate.

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