Italian architects Modostudio designed the 141-square-metre Mountain Retreat for a site close to Bozen in the Alps of South Tyrol. The glazing was aims to make the most of the spectacular views over Italy’s Adige Valley from this secluded mountain cabin.
To make the most of the picturesque views afforded by the glazing, the architects arranged the wood-lined kitchen and lounge across the upper floor at this residence.
“The building is placed in adherence with an old retaining stonewall and take advantage of the different levels. The entrance is on the upper level where the house hosts the kitchen and the living room. The lower level is accessible through an internal staircase. On the lower level it is located the master bedroom, a small office room ,a bathroom and sauna area. The building has a magnificent view over the below vineyards and over the Adige valley to the farthest Tessa mountains. The envelope, made entirely of glass walls and steel, create a direct relationship with the landscape and the exterior, which is emphasized by the outdoor terraces, placed in direct connection with the living room.” explained the studio.
Photography by Laura Egger