From afar, Casa Prè de Sura fits the local alpine vernacular with its traditional gable roof and vertically laid wood panels. Upon closer inspection, however, the building’s contemporary influences become apparent: boxy windows bordered by light wooden frames jut out of and wrap around the facade and onto the roof at strategic locations. An accessible living roof built atop the garage doubles as a second-story patio.
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Inside, richly textured limestone aggregate walls, likely mined from the surrounding Southern Limestone Alps, punctuate all three floors of the home. The limestone helps absorb moisture in the area and contributes to passive cooling. White walls and wooden accents complete the clean and contemporary vibe of the interior.
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