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Aldo Celoria Modern Architecture

Aldo Celoria Modern Architecture

Here is another great example of modern architecture from Switzerland. We love this modern house which uses polycarbonate slabs which allow lots of light to filter through, but provide privacy at the same time. The Trapanese House was designed by Aldo Celoria and is located in Castel San Pietro in Switzerland. The garage is directly facing the road, and the heights of the two floors are maintained the same. The design starts with the idea of a main way that goes through the house connecting the road with the hill (the view with the slope). The plan and the section of the house are associated with the idea of a chromosome intended as a double intersection: common spaces with private spaces. The stairs are put in the center, creating a hinge of rotation from which all the different spaces are organized on different levels. This double height void also connects the earth with the sky. The structural idea is that the perimeter of the upper floor works as a suspended Vierendeel beam. The forces run down to the ground in four walls put asymmetrically in the space. The beam is also moving in section following the different room levels. The windows pursue this structural idea. The voids are the drawing of the structural functioning of the beam. The house is entirely cladded with polycarbonate slabs. This allows to have two different types of light in the house, direct and diffused.

Aldo Celoria was born in Switzerland in 1969. In 1992 he obtained a diploma in industrial design at the "Scuola Politecnica di Design" in Milano. From 1993 till 1995 he worked in collaboration with some design offices in Ticino. In 1997-1998 he lived in Buenos Aires (Argentina) where he worked in the Clorindo Testa office. In 2002 he graduated in architecture at the "Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio" with prof. Kenneth Frampton. In the same year he opened his own office in Balerna, where he develops architectural plannings, urban design and theoretical researches. In 2004 he won two competitions. One for the Balerna school extension and one for the urban arrangement of a square in Tenero near Locarno. In 2005 the company KM Europe gave him the "TECU® Architecture Award 2005" for the excellent and innovative use of copper in the Travella house. From 2006 he is partner of the studio Celoria Architects with Federica Giovannini. Their works are published in various european and american reviews.