• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Mino Caggiula Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Mino Caggiula
  • Design Team
    Pier Luca Carubia, Fabio Fiore, Thomas Giuliani, Alberto Cuneo, Luca Zingaro
  • Architect
    Mino Caggiula Architects
  • Photographer Credit
    Paolo Volonté
  • Location
    Canobbio, Switzerland
  • Client
    Tognola Group
  • Project Date
    September 2022
  • Project Link

The inspiration for this residential complex in Canobbio, Switzerland, comes from the art world, specifically from the works of the American artist Richard Serra, evocative spatial sculptures built with metal sheets.
On a steep terrain between the vegetation and the lake, the idea was “to scratch” the hilly terrain through the insertion of curved corten steel blades positioned in such a way as to prospectively override the view of the wooded area to the south and lead the gaze toward the Lake of Lugano.
The materiality of the corten is the hallmark of the project and identifies the partitions, which are lined on both sides with climbing jasmine, in continuity with the hedges that divide the gardens.
The greenery is used as an element that integrates and complements the architecture: both horizontally and vertically, it acts as both a separation and a link. The large windows
allow the surrounding landscape to be reflected and amplify its perception, restoring a new vision. Blade's spatial intervention stimulates a close dialogue between the building and its surroundings, integrating the precise material choices with the nature of the site.

Mino Caggiula Architects is a team made up of a close-knit group of architects with solid experience in designing projects from large scale to detail, as well as in managing the different stages of the process, from conception to execution.
Founded in 2010, the office is currently based in Lugano and Milano, dealing with several projects in the fields of architecture, landscape design, interior design, and product design.
Each work represents a unique solution according to a multidisciplinary and constantly evolving approach.

Other prizes
2022 ICONIC AWARDS German Design Council 2021 ESG ARCHITECTURE & REAL ESTATE The Plan Awards 2021 INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS Chicago Athenaeum 2021 AWARD OF HONOR IN ARCHITECTURE Yuanye Awards 2021 SILVER VALUATION IDA Design Award 2020 OPAL AWARD Outstanding Property London Award 2020 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD Architecture Masterprize 2020 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARD Architecture Masterprize