Stocker Lee Architetti has designed a residential complex dubbed Ejger Mönch Jungfrau in Switzerland. Family house and rental apartments built in the canton of Ticino, in the small village of Rankate. The 1,115m² site area is then transformed into a 351m² building area with astonishing transformation.
The idea of the unusual Eiger Mönch Jungfrau complex came about when a young family approached the architect Stocker Lee to design a new home. Unable to find a suitable piece of land, the choice fell on a long narrow piece that could accommodate a more complex and conceptual building.
The long passage in the trench located at the west access of the housing unit clearly shows the relationship between the built body and the site of the intervention.
The passage resolves the jump in altitude with the ground placed at a higher level, revealing the base of the volume whose surface is treated differently from the upper facades that enclose the housing units.
The element that articulates the entire development of the project in its length is the unfolding of a single roof that is articulated by folding and opening up to the sky, the alter ego of the base which, incorporating technical rooms, cellars, and garages, remains linked to the dimension of the excavation and soil.
This unique burnished sheet metal roof, which has three ridges at different heights and irregular slopes, underlines the typological variety of the project.
The third building is given to family housing, while the rest of the space is occupied by four two-story apartments – they are planned to be rented out. The roof has three slopes, this spectacular broken line resembles the silhouettes of the Bernese Alps visible in the distance.
Gallery of Ejger Mönch Jungfrau
Photography: Simone Bossi