Typology: Single-family villa
Location: Meran, South Tyrol, Italy
Area: 315 m²
Volume: 990 m³
Certification: KlimaHouse B
Photo Credits: Andrea Zanchi
Design Team: Benjamin Gänsbacher, Sergio, Aguado Hernández, Barbara Waldbooth, Simon Kafmann
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.
Located on the outskirts of the spa town of Merano, House T is a modern home built amidst orchards and vineyards, allowing people to live in close contact with the surrounding nature. The elegant villa is characterized by extreme elegance and refinement and was designed for different generations living together under one roof.
Two interlocking cuboids, which flow into each other in an L-shape and are slightly offset in height due to the hillside location, form the visible upper floor of the villa. Puristic lines, overhanging terraces, and cantilevered staircases make the entire building float above the green spaces.
While it appears relatively closed off from the neighboring buildings and the street in the north, the house opens to the large garden in the south and offers breathtaking views of the South Tyrolean mountains and the surrounding greenery. In front of the entrance area in the east, playful openings in the form of vine leaves break through the façade and are a testimony to the local cultivation traditions and nature.
The minimalist and rationalist design of the building contrasts with the bright and homely interior. Communal spaces are separated from private spaces. The living area is designed as a large open space and is structured solely by the furniture and a stove.
The use of oak wood, warm fabrics, and thoughtful lighting design result in a pleasantly cozy space. The private area contains the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and wardrobe space, as well as two further bedrooms for children and guests.