No-function building . St.Moritz
Davide Macchi . Teachers: Manuel & Francisco Aires Mateus – Accademia di Mendrisio
The limits of the landscape are in perpetual change. None of the things which surround us is eternal in its present condition. This remains true both in the long and the short period. the variation of the boundaries of woods, of the shores of lakes, the erosion of mountains and so on, slowly modify the landscape, while changing seasons alter the scenery constantly. The present project aims at creating an architecture which, by not interfering with these natural processes, renders them intelligible. the idea behind the project is that of a suspended element over the Lej Marsch lake, which encircles it in such (not literal) manner as to include and enclose within itself fractions of the various elements which characterize this site – the lake itself, the woods, the glade and the creeks – in order to allow a constant comparison of their transformation. The building merely rests upon few hills, thus not altering the natural conformation of the ground. Exactly these supporting points offer access to the covering, which becomes a flat circuit allowing the perusal of the surrounding topography.