Typology: Semi-detached Villa
Location: Oberbozen, South Tyrol, Italy
Indoor Area: 245 m²
Volume: 900 m³
Photo Credits: Giovanni De Sandre
Design Team: Alberto Buso, Diego Preghenella, Sergio Aguado Hernández, Astrid Hasler, Marco Dragoni
Monovolume Architecture + Design is a South Tyrolean architecture and design office in the historic centre of Bolzano. We are form-oriented, defenders of craftsmanship explorers of new horizons. We are skilled professionals, lovers of light, discoverers of new materials. We are creative thinkers and highly qualified planners.
We are an international team that designs and realizes visionary and innovative spaces. Our strength is the collaborative design approach, where people with different approaches and skills work harmoniously and in close cooperation to find new ways to combine individual skills into a comprehensive vision for each project.
With an open mind and in constant dialogue, we accompany our clients through every phase of their projects, from the initial design to the final completion. Together we create experiential spaces that tell stories.
Traditional construction methods combined with modern living comfort in the midst of breathtaking scenery. These aspects characterize House K2 on the Renon high plateau. Surrounded by woods and meadows, the building offers an ideal retreat in the middle of the mountains.
The basic concept of the design is a contemporary interpretation of traditional South Tyrol architecture. The monumental roof covers the apartment below and creates a feeling of coziness and security. Deliberate dormers frame the spectacular Dolomites and bring the mountains inside the living quarters.
The protagonist of the apartment is the self-supporting interior staircase, which swings to the upper floor in a “U-shape” and contrasts with the very subtle access staircase on the outside. At the center, between the living room and the dining room, is a multifunctional piece of furniture incorporating the tiled stufa, reinterpreting the traditional architecture of the old South Tyrolean farmhouses.
The use of local materials and craftsmanship gives the building further authenticity and longevity. Light colors and materials on the inside contrast with the sober and darker materials of the outside areas and enhance the feeling of intimacy. Targeted lighting deliberately emphasizes and sets the scene for the monumentality of the roof.