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Swiss House XXXII

CompanyDaniel Buren & Davide Macullo with Mario Cristiani
Lead DesignersDavide Macullo Architects
Design TeamAileen Forbes Munnelly, Michele Alberio
Project LocationRossa, Switzerland
CreditsAlexandre Zveiger, Photos-souvenirs © Daniel Buren
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Swiss House Rossa it is an architecture that needs art to complete it. The powerful force of nature here expresses itself, revealing to us our measure in the world. The urban simplicity of the place is a complex interlace of balance between men and the stones used to build their own home. Swiss House reinterprets the archetype of the house. Just two vertical lines, two diagonal line for the roof, holes for letting light. This is the same thing, but completely different. It is the archetype re-invented to show that the reasons for building are inexhaustible and that buildings are our public art


Davide Macullo (b. Giornico, CH, 1965) lives and works in Lugano, Switzerland.
He studied art, architecture and interior design.
For 20 years (1990-2010) he was project architect in the atelier of Mario Botta with responsibility for over 200 international projects worldwide. He opened his own atelier in 2000.
The ethos of the studio is one of ‘drawing from context’ and the various contributions promote a dialogue between the specificity of the project and the universality of the contexts. His work has been published and awarded both at home and abroad.