Villa San Valentino by Stephan Unger

Austrian architect Stephan Unger designed the Villa San Valentino in Merano-Alto Adige, Italy.

Full description after the photos….

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Villa San Valentino by Stephan Unger

Task: Planning of a bi-familiar house on high architectonic level for the cohabitation of 3 generations with common spaces.

Idea: To create a monolithic house with common spaces, under whose roof two independent habitation units are unified.

Orientation: Considering the orientation of the views. The east-wing is looking towards Valle d’adige and the west-wing Val Venosta.

Design: The form answers to the characteristics of local mountains and its three-dimensional facade to the path oft he sun. The windows and the shadings are positioned such way, that the energy balance is optimized and the panorama is introduced in picture frames.

Appearance: A modern house with a traditional dressing : The larch-wood shingle façade is representing the traditional craft of the Alps-region Upper Adige.

Interior: The chosen materials are typical for the place: marble of Lasa, porphyr, granite, wood of the larch and the oak.

Visit Stephan Unger’s website – here.

Photography by Gunther Stckklauser

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