SWISSHAUS is with around 300 houses built per year, the Swiss market leader in the construction of energy efficient houses. In general the contractor SWISSHAUS offers customers individual architecture. Thanks to the cooperation of STEKO® and SWISSHAUS the realization of new ideas for home building in wood has become possible.
“Star Architect” Mario Botta
Renowned and Famous Architect Mario Botta Builds with STEKO®
The modern residential buildings are located in a scenically interesting area above the Lago Maggiore. They were erected in 2002.
The worldwide renowned star architect Mario Botta, Lugano in Switzerland was responsible for the design and architecture. The wood construction system STEKO® is the carrier system, which remains visible in the interior and appears as modern wood construction there. The building skeleton has got a very good heat insulation value. The back-ventilated façade cladding consists of „Rheinzink“, a material of fine zinc, copper and titanium..
The committed woodworker Giacomazzi e Ruffini SA, Avengno erected the STEKO® buildings under the management of Ennio Maggetti, Minusio within a few days.
School in Italy
Earthquake Safe with STEKO®
In Italy the construction using natural building materials is a trend not only amongst private builders but also more and more being used in public buildings of wood combined with clay. The latest example was erected in Basiglio near Milan. For the “CASA DELLA MUSICA, DELLA DANZA E CENTRO ANZIANI”, which was designed by the architect Sylvia Pietta, Milan, the STEKO® foundation was laid on the 24th of November 2008 and the attractive and modern building was built in record time. Another school in Padua using STEKO® is already being planned. Responsible authorities know that in natural, healthy and environmentally friendly buildings better performances are possible, but that also a building substance is created for subsequent generations, which is worth of preservation.