BEARprogetti Architects converted the ground floor of this 70's wood and stone chalet into a retiring home for a young freelancer that wished for a retreat away from the crowded city and a place to restore his energies.
The most attractive characteristic of the house lies in the attention it's given to the enhancement of the scenery that nature offers. The objective of the architects was to exploit and amplify the magnificent landscape of the alpine surroundings. This was the reason they chose large windows that capture stunning views and create amazing "living pictures".
The building's facade is a mix of natural construction materials. The facade of the ground floor is made of white concrete and stone. The upper floor's facade and the whole interior use beautiful local wood. The modern element that unites the whole structure is represented by the large windows and the sliding doors in dark brown tones.
The beautiful larch wood used in the construction and decoration of the entire chalet is definitely an important presence. The ceiling, the floor and even the walls dress the space through an enveloping chromatic and structural continuity.
The comfortable dark sofa in the living room stands in contrast with the walls and the original revisited iron table. There are storage spaces all over the house, ingeniously incorporated into the wooden walls. Nothing is visible.
The halls and the passage areas are highlighted by different materials used for the ceiling in the building's rooms.
The most visible element in the dining room is the large table that can easily be opened in order to obtain, when necessary, more seats for the guests.
The narrow kitchen overlooks the dining room through a large glass sliding door which cuts in half the breakfast counter.