Story by Trends, 21 Apr 2017, 11:07:04
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This modernist home sits at an altitude of 1563 metres and faces the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
Architect: Perathoner Architects
From the architect: In Selva of Val Gardena at an altitude of 1563 metres, at the foot of the impressive natural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, Perathoner Architects designed a house in a peculiar architectural style.
It is located in the middle of a unique landscape and offers an exceptional view of the Sella massif.
The entire building is modernist with clean lines, but also carries echoes of architectural traditions like the use of local materials such as stone and wood. The main goal of the project was to merge the building with the surrounding natural alpine landscape.
The steepness of the terrain suggested extending the building over four floors with the first two levels partly below grade. The house presents a smaller front on the north side, while the main front faces the south side featuring large windows overlooking the beautiful mountains. The building offers three separate living units and a large garage with a car lift that provides access to an underground parking space.
The main living area of the house is the attic with floor-to-ceiling windows providing a striking view of the landscape.
The house was constructed according to high-energy efficiency standards and in full compliance with environmental sustainability regulations. It also earned a Nature ClimateHouse certification.