British practice Stanton Williams Architects designed Casa Fontana in Lugano, Switzerland.
The residence is located on the steep mountain slopes above Lake Lugano with views over the lake, mountains and city of Lugano.
The house is set into the mountain, with terraces extending inside the house to overlap internal and external space. Wider ‘framed’ openings have been preferred in communal areas and smaller ones in more intimate rooms to view the beautiful, panaromic vistas.
Traditional materials allow the house to blend into the landscape.