A sunshiny morning and everything
appears to me through new eyes revealing
all the true meaning of beauty.
The large picture windows show me how much I need large spaces for my best self-expression and the colors of nature burst into my life and with nature so close up we feel the warm pleasure of living far away from todays’ frenetic world.
This kind of wooden prefabricated home is the result of a vivid work developed by
architect and clients:
a variety of courtyards and porches match
with the inside of the house, a triumph of natural light in which the modern wooden structure dwells with nature.
… our clients, with eyes closed,
were dreaming a transparent house,
as if it had no walls but being comfortable and having a pleasant scent of wood…
The transparency of the large glass surfaces, the warmth of wood,the solidity of stone and steel
The careful chromatic study of exterior materials
and the typical larch wood color which tends to oxidize over time becoming greyish, induced us to choose to opt for the palette of grey colors for plaster, stones and claddings.
kitchen and the living surround the fireplace.
A ten meter fully glazed
replaces the walls
architecture and nature
The walk up to the upper floor gives a spectacular view : the anthracite colored staircase and steel stair create a contrast with the clear and intense Zenith light emanating from the skillfully positioned skylight.
The sleeping area is composed of:
A master suite with bathroom and two bedrooms for children where a
whiteboard is positioned at children’s
height so they be able to
draw the world as they imagine it.
The bathroom is very refined. It has a
brushed oak flooring and a floor level shower tray made up of the same tiles used for walls.
The hall leads you outside through sliding-glass doors with access to large liveable panoramic terrace ending in a part of the garden veranda.
A magic wand doubles living spaces
Our clients imagined big bright
windows providing a close connection with the country outside to be able to be in line with the path of the sun each day and the changing of seasons
We have designed spaces to assure
comfort and liveability in every season.
The intimacy of the home embraces
the garden as a natural landscape.
SStudying the proper orientation and intelligent positioning of windows (even by climbing on a ladder
to study view and light at various times of the day) , you can see that light defines and creates spaces: the window
in the master bedroom frames the Alpine arc while inside the whirpool tub properly positioned you can feel the green of nature around you.
X-lam and insulation are key words for this kind of house
where the role of wood is emphasized in every construction component. Floors and roof have been left in sight e show their natural color,
and even the oak floor keeps its typical golden color that distinguishes it.
Window frames and doors are made of wood and aluminium with triple glasses, triple fixtures and triple seals to assure optimum
According to the wishes of clients who wanted an energy autonomous
wooden house, we have developed a villa with under-floor heating fed by a heat pump in combination with solar and photovoltaic panels.
The performance was furtherly improved with the installation of a controlled mechanical ventilation system that guarantees the continuous air change in rooms, increases the salubrity of air all over the house and energy saving.