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Schuler Villa in Boudry, Switzerland by andrea pelati architecte

Project name:
Schuler Villa
Architecture firm:
andrea pelati architecte
Rue des Lières, 2017 Boudry, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Thomas Jantscher
Principal architect:
Design team:
Andrea Pelati, Raphaël Fromaigeat, Anna Popek-Schmalstieg, Sandy Erlebach
Built area:
690 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Interior design:
Structural engineer:
Mauler SA
Civil engineer:
Environmental & MEP:
Tools used:
Concrete, Glass, Steel, Wood
Mr. & Mrs. Schuler
Residential › House

andrea pelati architecte: In the center of the village of Boudry, the project settles on a narrow plot, surrounded with collective housing, a church and an old mansion. In this motley context and its limited openings, the villa seeks to favor the inhabitants intimacy. Turning its back to the public space, it is widely opened on the park and benefits from the natural green environment. It stretches over three levels to be able to appreciate a few perspectives thanks to the height.

On the ground floor, the rental apartment has the advantage of a direct access to the garden bordered with trees.
contemporary home in Switzerland
image © Thomas Jantscher

In the higher levels, the entrance hall of the main apartment connects to the bedroom’s hall and a staircase that leads to the attic. At this level, the entire space is dedicated to the day zone. On the south side, the terrace extends the dining room and is opened on the park and the roof landscape of the old village. The varying height of the façade walls builds a screen preventing sights and allows the occupants to enjoy this space with complete serenity. On the north side, the living room is extended through a second terrace with a direct access to the private garden. The view opens then widely on the vine fields and the Jura Mountains.
modern black house design
house with concrete steps at entrance
Schuler Villa in Boudry, Switzerland by andrea pelati architecte
modern house surrounded with trees
terrace with nature view
outdoor furniture
living room with suspended fireplace
inclined ceiling
corridor with skylight
staircase with wooden steps
ground floor plan
floor plan
second floor plan
longitudinal section drawing
transversal section drawing
andrea pelati architecte was created in 2004 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Counting between 3 and 7 collaborators, the studio designs individual and collective housing as well as public, administrative, or industrial buildings.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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