peter pichler architecture designs cantilevered villa in italy
peter pichler architecture designs cantilevered villa in italy
nov 10, 2015

peter pichler architecture designs cantilevered villa in italy

peter pichler architecture designs cantilevered villa in italy
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milan-based studio peter pichler architecture has developed a contemporary and imposing cantilevered structure located in eppan, italy. the dwelling grows from a slope as a landscape sculpture and it contains two units shifted in length, guaranteeing privacy. oriented to the southeast for maximum sunlight, each block overlooks the mountainous surroundings and the pool area within the property.

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the structure contains two units shifted in length, guaranteeing maximum privacy 




both houses have an open floor plan on the ground level containing a large kitchen and living areas. sliding glass doors flood the space with light and can be fully opened to the adjacent terrace. the villas have a voluminous skylight in the living room that can be flipped down to become a structural element, adding more illuminating features. as for the sleeping area located underneath, each bedroom faces the green courtyard, offering privacy and a direct connection to the garden. the possibility for each house to have a gym and a spa area is available.

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each block overlooks to the mountainous surroundings and to the pool area within the property




access to the property is from a quiet street on the east side of the complex while the entrance to the underground garage is on the west side. the main entrances of the units at the ground level are at the north and south via a slightly elevated platform that grows out of the sculptural shape of the volumes. 

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the open floor plan on the ground floor contains a large kitchen and the living areas, as well as sliding glass doors

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ground floor plan

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floor -1 plan

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site plan 

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south-east elevation

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south elevation

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south-west elevation 

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north-east elevation 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • I love this design but given the natural beauty of the surrounding area would it be better if the bedrooms were not underground? Perhaps they could be placed on the first floor of one of the buildings….so when u wake up in the morning you can see the mountains.

    Thomas J says:

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