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project : : Karl Schmitz Art Foundation Museum : : Lugano, Italy : : 2016~ : : 3,100m² (constr) : : 
program : : Art museum, Lecture hall, Cafateria, Public spaces : : 
credits : : Javier Villar Ruiz Partner in Charge at KKAA (LEAD) : :
synopsis : :This art foundation and museum is located in a strong slope inside a montainous forest at the northernmost regions of Italy, literlly few meters away from the Swiss border. This museum is the center piece of a plan to transform this forest into an outdoor museum with a network of walking trails to enjoy sculptures, landart, pavilions, follies and rentable treehouses. The proposed architeture rests its volume onto the slope as it being part of the mountain, naturally creating the entrance panoramic porch and, by making its roof accessible, make the building become part of the trails that will go throughtout the surrounding forest : : 

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