angular dwelling by camillo botticini architetto set into the italian alps angular dwelling by camillo botticini architetto set into the italian alps
may 29, 2015

angular dwelling by camillo botticini architetto set into the italian alps

angular dwelling by camillo botticini architetto set into the italian alps
photography by niccolò galeazzi




planting a relationship between built intervention and nature, the ‘alps villa’ by camillo botticini architetto is set on a steep clearing that connects trompia valley and sabbia valley in northern italy. the angular structure has been orientated to capture different sides of the mountainous landscape. to the north, the villa spills onto a courtyard facing the dolomites meanwhile, towards the south, large windows frame the green meadows. the residence is accessed through a driveway with a covered ramp leading vehicles to an underground parking and simultaneously pedestrian access is constituted by a linear staircase made of steel leading from the road to the entrance. 

an elevator connects the level of the garage with that of the living




the idea of developing an expressive form yet balancing the harmony and tension of the surrounding elements was the challenge for the architect. the exterior has been made with a combination of natural materials, clad in oxidized copper and framed with accoya wood. internally, the resulting plan of the house is shaped like a ‘c’ with three floors increasing in height on the north-west where the structure ends up embedded to the landscape.

the outer coating uses corrugated oxide copper and accoya wood

pedestrian access is constituted by a linear steel staircase

the volume disappears into the ground

geothermal system, heat pump, ventilated walls, creating a natural ventilation that protects against cold and heat

the patio flooring uses iroko wood

the patio is enhanced by a single green maple tree

the floors are made of resin and the walls are in plasterboard painted white

mezzanine space

the ceiling is characterized by by triangular planes, inside which is recessed with a continuous lighting system

the windows overlook the alps landscape




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