House in Madesimo’s Contemporary Timber and Zinc Guest Home Blends in With the Italian Alps

by , 08/04/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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House in Madesimo’s two-bedroom guesthouse extension was built with precast concrete panels clad in vertical strips of heat-treated larch. The variation of color and length in the untreated larch panels give the building a raw and contemporary look that will develop an attractive patina over time. The architects contrasted the warm wooden palette with gray gneiss split stone for the base and a cool Rheinzink titanium zinc cladding for the roof.

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To satisfy the local planning regulation that extensions be physically connected to the original building, the architects created a low-profile stone passageway to link the villa with the guest home. The single-story corridor also divides the site’s steep slope into an upper garden above and a paved plaza below.

+ ES-arch enricoscaramelliniarchitetto

+ Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati

Via Dezeen

Images via ES-arch enricoscaramelliniarchitetto

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