pedevilla architects has clad the exterior of ‘ciasa aqua bad cortina’, an alpine family residence in south tyrol, in hand-split larch shingles. surrounded by the dolomites of val badia, the solid wood construction is based on the archaic shape of a house, where no distinction is made between roof and façade. its three above-ground levels are entirely made of wood from the surrounding forests, while the entire project prioritizes sustainability and regionality, using mainly local materials processed by local craftsmen. 

pedevilla architects clads alpine family residence in hand-split larch shingles in south tyrolall images by gustav willeit



pedevilla architects has designed the house with a distinctly-shaped roof that makes the entire building visible from afar. at the same time, its low eave lines provide enough protection. the overall design of the project is characterized by the trapezoid shape, which is a recurring element in various parts of the building.the distinctly-shaped roof makes the entire building visible from afar



the three above-ground floors of the residence are built entirely out of wood from the surrounding forests. spruce wood has been used for the load-bearing structure, while interior surfaces and furniture are made of solid stone pine. resembling a pine cone, the exterior of the building is clad in hand-split larch shingles. the concrete of the basement consists of dolomite rock from the nearby stream, enriched with the property’s own thermal water. pedevilla architects has placed great emphasis on the aspect of sustainability and regionality, using mainly local, non-synthetic materials, processed by local craftsmen.its exterior resembles a pine cone the trapezoid shape is a recurring element in the project close up of the exterior detail of the  hand-split larch shingle façade the wooden interior interior detail with chair and large window interior shot of the bedroom, clad in wood site plan


project info:


name: ciasa aqua bad cortina

architect: pedevilla architects

client: aqua bad cortina – alberti mutschlechner family

location: san vigilio di marebbe, south tyrol, italy

volume: 920 m³