Architects: JM Architecture - Jacopo Mascheroni
Location: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Construction year: 2005-2006
Collaborator: Pietro Borzini
Contractor: Hobag A.G., Campo Tures (BZ)
Structure Engineering: Planungsbüro Dr.Ing. Aichner, Brunico (BZ)
Mechanical Engineering: Thermostudio Bruneck, Brunico (BZ)
Construction Site Supervisors: Oskar Gartner (Hobag A.G.), Rudi Viehweider (Metris GmbH)
Landscape: Nippon Bonsai, Carate Brianza (MI)
Curtain Wall: Coges, Padova
Photographs: Hermann Gasser, Jacopo Mascheroni
The idea of remodelling this house in the Dolomite mountains at the border between Italy and Austria started because of an uncomfortable living situation. The existing building presented a very large and high entry hall with the rooms arranged around it, and it was always necessary to walk through it to move around the house. On the ground floor, the kitchen, dining room, living room and the stube were not proportioned to the size of the house and they couldn’t get enough light.
For this reason the entire ground floor has been demolished, and a new interior clear glass envelope with a gyp wall inserted is now the only separation among the different spaces. Few new volumes have been added around the house to extend the entry hall and the oversized family room, which include dining, relax and study areas.
To allow the maximum amount of light into the rooms, the façades have been replaced by a custom designed structural silicon curtain wall, with base and head mull...