Lino, Montagnola
Lino, Montagnola

Project Information


  • Project Leader
    Jörg Braun
    Arch. DI Roland Wehinger
  • Colleague
    Jörg Braun
    Andreas Ströhle M.Sc.
    DI Corinna Bader
    Arch. Luciano Bernardini, Locarno
  • Building Site Manager
    Holzbau Fetz GmbH, Egg
    Arch. Massimo Pizza, Caslano
  • Main Contractor
    Holzbau Fetz GmbH, Egg
  • Builder-Owner
    Melanie & Francesco Lino

    Montagnola Schweiz, Tessin


    Project facts 451,5 m², GFA 573,5 m²,
    GBV 2000,74 m³

    Text Tina Mott
    Photo Arch. DI Roland Wehinger

    Project Stakeholders
    • Building Physics
      Kuster + Partner AG, Chur
    • Structural Analysis
      merz kley partner ZT GmbH, Dornbirn
    • Heating Ventilation and Sanitary Planning
      VERZERI & ASMUS Sagl, Caslano
    • Electronics Planning
      Mauro Spinedi, Mezzovico-Vira
    • Geologist
      Studio di Geologia Geotecnica Geofisica Idrogeologia Ing. Pedrozzi & Associati SA, Pregassona-Lugano

    Lino, Montagnola

    A lake view from the sundeck.

    The expressive structure sits on a steep southeast slope in the Ticino village of Montagnola, surrounded by stately villas in Mediterranean vegetation. The determining design parameters are the orientation to the sun and the wide view over Lake Lugano.

    For a secure foundation, a massive reinforced concrete base was poured into the steep ground, on top of which stands a construction of timber walls and cantilevered laminated ceilings.

    The development of the three-storey volume takes place from the lowest floor, through the precise formulation of the exterior spaces. The building interweaves with its surroundings. The interior has an open and bright atmosphere; finely worked panelling made of fir gives the generous rooms feeling and warmth.

    Project Details