Schuler Villa by Andrea
Pelati Architecte

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Slideshow: the dark-rendered exterior walls of this house in Switzerland screen top-floor terraces at either end.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

Completed by Swiss firm Andrea Pelati Architecte at the end of 2010, the Schuler Villa comprises a rectangular volume with a number of recessed voids.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

A rented apartment occupies the lower ground floor of the building, while the client resides in the upper ground floor and attic.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

An underground garage tunnels down beneath the building.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

Other Swiss houses we've featured include one with a recessed facade and one atop an existing stone dwelling.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

Photography is by Thomas Jantscher, c/o v2com.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

Here's some more text from the architects:


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.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

In this motley context and its limited openings, the villa seeks to favor the inhabitants intimacy.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

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.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

On the ground floor, the rental apartment has the advantage of a direct access to the garden bordered with trees.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

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.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

At this level, the entire space is dedicated to the day zone.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

On the south side, the terrace extends the dining room and is opened on the park and the roof landscape of the old village.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

The varying height of the façade walls builds a screen preventing sights and allows the occupants to enjoy this space with complete serenity.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

On the north side, the living room is extended through a second terrace with a direct access to the private garden.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

The view opens then widely on the vine fields and the Jura Mountains.

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

Name: Schuler Villa
Location: Rue des Lières, 2017 Boudry, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Client: Mr. & Mrs. Schuler
Architect: andrea pelati architecte
Project team: Andrea Pelati, Raphaël Fromaigeat, Anna Popek-Schmalstieg, Sandy Erlebach
Engineers: Mauler SA
Surface: 690 m2
Project end date: december 2010

  • Marnix

    This is beautiful !

  • http://www.alexandracampbell.ca Alexandra

    Great design both exterior and interior.

  • http://www.pasinga.com Antje

    modern and elegant – beautiful building