Founded in 2008, Mutabile develops architectural projects and manages project works of its own. The projects cover different scales and typologies, from small interior renovations to large developments with an urban scale.
For Mutabile, architecture is a way to raise awareness, which is why we are concerned with the entry and path of natural light into spaces, sounds, and winds and the sensations that different spatial conformations can provide.
Language, materials, and local techniques are investigated and rethought, especially from the inside out. That is, the formal configuration of the architecture lends itself to the experience of feeling good in the created space.
The main objective of this residential project was to create an invisible building, both in terms of mimicry with the landscape and in terms of privacy. The sloping terrain was then used as an opportunity to be exploited: the house was located at the lowest level of the lot, which also happens to be the farthest away from the main entrance. To get to the property, visitors take a long ramp slightly steeper than the terrain, flanked by gabion supports.
The roof has a single roof, with its highest point in the range that offers views of the mountains – a design decision that invites the mountains into the house. Continuing with the social block, a stone slab deck with a swimming pool and spa was designed. Rather than ending abruptly, this outdoor area gently meets the natural terrain via a staircase.
The intimate area has two separate constructions, one for the two semi-suites and another just for the master suite, the latter at the point of the land that offers the best view. The measures implemented to ensure privacy work so well that the master suite even has an outdoor shower. The services sector, at the other end, occupies the less privileged portion of the lot and is separated from the rest by a stone wall that acts as a screen. Parking, laundry, service area, and other similar functions occupy this place, isolated from the rest of the house.
The path sinks slowly, almost imperceptibly, until it finally reaches a difference of 4 meters from street level and is completely hidden by the natural terrain. At this point, an extensive plateau is created – in cut, not in embankment so that it is buried. This creates an effect in which the roof of the house, located on this plateau, looks like an extension of the mountain.
The floor plan is a long rectangle separated into 3 sections: the social area in the central strip and the intimate and service sectors at each end. With a corten steel structure, the project uses the flexibility provided by this construction method to create completely spacious, open environments, integrated with each other and also with the exterior and surrounding landscape – which can be used from all rooms. The social area, for example, is a unique space that houses the living room, kitchen, two dining rooms (one more protected and the other open), and a living area under a pergola.
The social area, for example, is a unique space that houses the living room, kitchen, two dining rooms (one more protected and the other open), and a living area under a pergola.
The service sector, at the other end, occupies the less privileged portion of the lot and is separated from the rest by a stone wall that acts as a screen. Parking, laundry, service area, and other similar functions occupy this place, isolated from the rest of the house.