Travella House : By Aldo Celoria architect

Posted on October 29, 2010


Castel San Pietro, Switzerland
Aldo Celoria architect 

Post By:Kitticoon Poopong 
Building on a Swiss hillside, Aldo Celoria departs from local tradition, setting Casa Travella’s copper-clad box visually afloat atop a glass base
Photo © Milo Keller
The neighbors didn’t like it. A copper box atop a glass one didn’t look much like a house to them. When Aldo Celoria began designing a home for his sister in Castel San Pietro, within the Swiss canton of Ticino, he was still a student at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Having studied there with such architectural luminaries as Mario Botta, Peter Zumthor, and Kenneth Frampton, he was eager to make a statement with his first built work—but before leaving his mark, he needed to calm down the people across the street.
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