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metallic bronze textured façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italy

located at the foot of the mendel mountain in italy, monovolume architecture+design has designed ‘house P2’, a residential building, where three generations live under one roof. the project is based on the method of ‘doubling’ hence its double ‘T’ shape, while the interwoven-like bronze façade integrates into the surrounding area.interwoven bronze façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italyall images courtesy of giovanni de sandre

 

 

the concept of ‘replication’ perceived through the two parallel volumes holding on their top a transverse one that serves as a unifying element. the aim of monovolume architecture+design was to provide users two residential units facing each other, with each an independent hidden entrance, an outdoor area, and a garden. meanwhile, in the center of the two complexes, a cypress tree crosses the ground floor, climbs up to the loggia, and opens up via the skylight.interwoven bronze façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italy

 

 

large floor-to-ceiling sliding doors cover the structure on the ground, while on the upper floors, a metallic bronze texture clads the façade. in terms of interior, the underground floor serves as a cellar with agricultural tools. the ground floor includes the kitchen and living room, while the upper floors function as the living-time zone, including the sleeping areas.interwoven bronze façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italy

 

 

the architects’ challenge was to reproduce the surrounding landscape on the façade. on the first floor, the metallic bronze façade plays with alternation of full-empty, light-shadow, all filtered by an interwoven texture that reminds the vineyards surrounding the area. furthermore, the sliding terrace on the upper floor supports the user’s independence and, when open, glimpses the mountains on the horizon.interwoven bronze façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italy

 

 

monovolume architecture+design picked earthy colors to complete the structure. they used ‘monticolo porphyry’ on the façade and in the enclosure wall, and white of the plaster to clad the upper part rising towards the blue of the sky.interwoven bronze façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italy

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metallic bronze textured façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italymetallic bronze textured façade adorns dwelling by monovolume architecture+design, italy

 

 

project info:

 

name: house P2

architect: monovolume architecture+design 

location: appiano, italy

total floor area: 285 sqm (3,067 sqft)

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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