Apartment 1 - residence in Tessin

Choice design, art - and the bath beside the bed

High above Lake Maggiore, in an exclusive location, stands a grand residence with eight generously proportioned apartments. The interior design transports the architectural language of the building to the interior. The materials and furnishings used were the free choice of the owners with IttenBrechbühl taking on a consultancy role.

Apartment 1 gives the impression of a large lounge which has its continuation in the external space. The seating ensemble and the sideboard by edra represent design highlights as does the marble wall in the kitchen which echoes Mies van der Rohe. Art is also present in the shape of the iron sculpture by Oscar Wiggli (b. 1927) and the mural by the Aargau's twin artists Müller Tauscher. The siting of a bath at the foot of the bed in the bedroom is certainly original.

Year 2014
Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Private
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2011
Start of construction 2013
Start of operation 2014
Floor area 150 m2
Housing units 1
Photo Hannes Henz, Zurich