This gabled house in Italy by Austrian architects Casati has stripy wooden walls on the outside and bumpy limestone walls on the inside. Boxy windows project from the facade and frame views towards the castello di San Martino; a small castle on a nearby hillside. A window in the master bedroom wraps over onto the roof, while others meet the floor so that small children can see out.
The limestone aggregate walls surround rooms and hallways on each of the three floors, absorbing moisture from the air, that can cool the house during warmer months. This building presents an unique design solutions which help to make connection with the surrounding landscape.Location: San Martino in Badia, Italy Architect: casati |Andreas Moling, Simon Oberhammer, Alexander Pfanzelt Project name: Casa Prè de Sura
Completion date: 2010
Photos: Gustav Willeit