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Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Italy Architecture News - Nov 01, 2021 - 11:00   1130 views

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Milanese architecture studio Peter Pichler Architecture has built a private villa with ribbon-shaped structure that mimics the natural landscape in Termeno, South Tyrol, Italy.

Situated on an expansive vineyard, the villa, named Kastelaz Hof, was designed for a well-known wine-producing family from the area. The studio won an invited competition to replace an old existing structure on top of the ‘Kastelaz’ vineyard with a new villa in 2018.

The natural form of the landscape informs PPA's new villa comprised of a folded concrete structure to grasp mesmerizing views from the landscape. 

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

The new villa is located in South Tyrol, North Italy in the wonderful Alpine landscape of Termeno, renowned for being the home of the Gewürztraminer wine.

Covering a total of 380-square-metre area, the villa is drawn with an angular geometry in which evolves from local site conditions. 

According to the studio, the villa creates a flowing and harmonious transition with the landscape and is barely noticeable from the close village.

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Emerging from the natural landscape, the low-profile villa creates an internal courtyard that offers protection from the strong wind coming from Garda Lake. 

For the exterior skin of the villa, the studio takes cues from the existing retaining walls from the surrounding vineyards, made of chalkstone, to reflect their same texture and color.

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

The program of the house is divided into three ‘wings’ that enhance light and connections between indoors and outdoors. An internal courtyard connects all the spaces, blending seamlessly into nature.

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

The studio designed wide glass façades to frame and highlight the surroundings and to let the landscape enter the indoor spaces while maintaining internal privacy. 

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Inside, the studio used local materials to create a warm yet simple and minimal atmosphere. They used materials such as concrete and wood, to create continuity through the house and the outdoors.

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Image © Samuel Holzner

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Image © Samuel Holzner

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Image © Samuel Holzner

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Roof plan

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Basement floor plan

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Ground floor plan

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

First floor plan

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Section

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

Section

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

North elevation

Peter Pichler Architecture built ribbon-like villa that mimics natural landscape in South Tyrol

South elevation

Peter Pichler Architecture previously completed Hotel Milla Montis South Tyrol, Italy. The studio also revealed design for luxury suites with diagrid structures in a forest of Austria. 

Project facts

Project name: Kastelaz Hof 

Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture

Location: Termeno, South Tyrol, Italy

Size: 380m2 

Date: 2020

PPA Team

PPA Principals: Peter Pichler, Silvana Ordinas

PPA Competition Design Team: Peter Pichler, Gianluigi D’Aloi- sio, Daniele Colombati, Giovanni Paterlini, Cem Ozbasaran

PPA Project Team: Peter Pichler, Simona Alù, Giovanni Paterlini, Cem Ozbasaran

Construction Company: Bernard Bau 

Engineering: Pföstl & Helfer

MEP: Energytech

Façade: MGP Finiture

Glass Façade: Wolf Fenster

Lighting: Lightstudio

Drywall: Maler Kritzinger

Drone: Gustav Willeit

All images © Gustav Willeit unless otherwise stated. 

All drawings © Peter Pichler Architecture

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