Literally carved in the rock, the house nevertheless arises from ecological and sustainable criteria. First: occupy unproductive land, in such a way that the construction continues the local tradition of making the most of available fertile ground. Second: be invisible from the valley below, so as not to alter the features of the delicate landscape surrounding the construction. Third: recycle in situ the material obtained in the digging, so that it can be used as dry matter in the fabrication of concrete pieces.
These premises give rise as much to the form as to the material character of the house. To the form because, using a void in the rocky mass, it is buried, in such a way that all that appears above the ground is a series of openings carved in the stone, thought out as windows or eyes of the dwelling. And to the materiality because the house, completely camouflaged in the mountain, is covered with a concrete slab which, incorporating recycled dry stuff, blends with the color of the surrounding stone.
The program has been distributed in two floor levels. The night areas are located downstairs, and everything else is laid out upstairs. Both stories open out to a central courtyard from which the residents are able to take in magnificent views over the Venosta Valley, framed by the rock... [+]
Casa SRMS & A (Casa en la roca) en Juval, Castelbello (Italia) House SRMS & A (House on the Rocks) in Juval, Castelbello (Italy).
Oberdörfer Wolfgang (estructura y seguridad structure and safety).