Alfredo Vanotti, Casa VI, architecture Italy, mountain cabin, stone house, natural light, locally sourced materials, traditional techniques, skylights, solar design, green architecture

Located well above sea level, the quaint Casa VI offers spectacular views of the surrounding valley. By reinterpreting traditional building techniques and using local craftsmanship to create custom elements such as a fireplace and furniture, the architect created a warm interior that mixes stone, reinforced concrete, natural larch and iron.

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Alfredo Vanotti, Casa VI, architecture Italy, mountain cabin, stone house, natural light, locally sourced materials, traditional techniques, skylights, solar design, green architecture

Daylighting played a significant role in the design of the house. Through careful analysis of the context and the possibilities in terms of sun exposure, Vanotti designed the layout and roof orientation and introduced skylights and large openings to provide natural lighting throughout the year.

Alfredo Vanotti, Casa VI, architecture Italy, mountain cabin, stone house, natural light, locally sourced materials, traditional techniques, skylights, solar design, green architecture

Casa VI comprises a ground floor, living room, kitchen and a bathroom, with a double-height south zone. The bedrooms and an office space occupy the first floor.

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Photos by Marcello Mariana