Villa on the Canal


Bordering the Versoix Canal and in proximity to a lovely wooded tract, this edifice reflects the desire of its owners to increase the residential volume of their lot through the construction of a new villa-flat.


432 m²

120 m²

Villa 4 rooms

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They wanted a building with MINERGIE certification bathed in light, open to the natural landscape, and adapted to individuals with limited mobility.

The nearby canal and trees meant that the site was theoretically non-residential, posing a further architectural challenge.

Completed in 2017, the villa has fulfilled all their expectations. Spanning 120 m², the structure is flush with the ground, offering direct garden access and a comprehensive range of home automation features tailored to residents with limited mobility.

The bathroom, kitchen, and staircase are at the centre and surrounded by the living room, study, and bedroom. The interior boasts multiple garden views, enhancing perspectives and natural illumination.

Embracing pared-down aesthetics, the villa makes extensive use of integrally coloured concrete poured on-site. Glass is the other star component here : lift-and-slide, triple-glazed, floor-to-ceiling windows yield views of the banks of the Versoix Canal.

Project code VVE
Project 2013-2017
Gross floor area 120 m²
Client Private
Architect Christophe Ricq
Engineering Ott & Uldry sarl
Domotician Atelier R2D2
Certification HPE (high energy performance)
Any austerity of the cement building structure is dissolved by the gentle beauty of its emerald environment, including a prairie dotted with native wild flowers, a green roof, and the original magnolias nearby.

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