Alps Villa

February 20, 2016

A panoramic window surrounded by a faceted wood and corrugated copper frame dominates the facade of this Alpine residence by Camillo Botticini Architetto

Set in a clearing near the Passo del Cavallo, a high Alpine pass in Italy's Brescia province, Alps Villa is framed by a open valley to the south and the peaks of the Alps to the north. The broad window faces out onto the valley, while a courtyard sunken into the slope to the rear of the house gives views of the mountains that rise 1,200 metres above sea level.

Botticini wanted to strike a balance of "harmony and tension" between the building and the site, and this semi-submerged design helps to creates the illusion that the structure is rooted to the hillside.

 

 

 

 

 

Via: Dezeen

 

 

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