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Gorgeous Copper and Larch-clad Dolomitenblick Apartments Blend in With the Dolomite Mountains
Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 4, 2013 @ 5:33 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments
There's no competing with the Dolomite mountains in Italy for beauty, but it is possible to design an apartment complex inspired by their majesty. That's exactly what PLASMA Studio achieved with this gorgeous Dolomitenblick building in Sesto - a luxurious getaway with six conjoined units. Clad in locally-sourced larch and pre-oxidized copper, these enviable holiday homes draw inspiration from their surroundings.
In accordance with planning regulations and the rich local vernacular, PLASMA Studio gave the Dolomitenblick apartment complex a sloping pitched roof and clad the whole thing in larch  and pre-oxidized copper. Both are designed to weather over time exposed as the home is to rain, snow and sunshine, which is partially what ensures its organic merger with the dramatic mountain landscape.
Oriented for maximum solar gain , each unit boasts floor to ceiling glazing and a generous overhang. The latter ensures shading during summer months, as well as privacy, given the units’ proximity to one another. Each covered terrace ends in a small garden and sun shades provide further control over daylighting .
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Photography by Hertha Hurnaus
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 clad the whole thing in larch: http://inhabitat.com/slatted-larch-screen-makes-renovated-casa-morchiuoso-erba-look-new/
 maximum solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/
 daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/daylighting/
 + PLASMA Studio: http://www.plasmastudio.com
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