The contemporary alpine home, JC House, located in Bormio, Italy, is a three-floor building in which every floor has approximately 215 sqFt. Every task of the house received its own floor.
"The building position has determined the architectural design: the home is placed between other buildings inside the historical centre of the town and the chance to gain a lot of natural light supply has been accomplished", explained the architects from BEARprogetti.
The first floor of the residence includes the spacious living room where the owner can enjoy at best the natural light and the spectacular views of the alpine surroundings with the company of friends.
The ground floor hosts the dining room. Here, an island kitchen with a stable table built on a side is placed in the middle of the space and allows the big windows on the free sides to access the most natural light possible.
In the basement, there are the bedroom and the bathroom. Their placement justifies that these are the rooms in the house that need the least light supply.
The interior mixes various materials, including concrete, iron, raw wood and glass. The concrete ceiling beautifully blends with the iron staircase that connects the ground floor with the first floor, while the ceiling on the first floor is totally made out of nature wood.
"In a home of this size, the stairs become the central theme of living, making a really important connection between the three levels that strongly connote space, giving it voice", the architects said.
Minimalist furniture redirects attention towards the finishes and the fantastic mountain views.
Photo credit: Andrea Pozzi