Claw House

Claw House

The house defines its settlement mode based on two foundational elements: its relationship with the site and its connection with the horizons that position it as a multiple observation device of the landscape. The project site is a hill facing the mountainous backdrop of Adamello and Lake Iseo, with views opening onto the Sebino Peat Bogs Nature Reserve. The dwelling has a "claw-like" layout, capable of establishing different visual relationships with the various geographic horizons that surround it. In relation to the ground, the building is positioned at the highest level of the site, allowing it to maintain a very low volume by utilizing the slope towards the entrance. This arrangement enables the creation of space for a garage and a staircase connecting to the upper level of the living area.

The aim is to create an exemplary architecture in relation to the site, one that appears as if it has always existed yet is also an expression of an idea of contemporary domesticity

The house takes shape as a roof suspended between the earth and the sky, a pavilion with a plastic yet grounded form



Iseo (BS) - Italia


Wood Beton S.p.A.

Total area

1790 mq

Built area

262 mq


detached villa

Architectural Design
Arch. Camillo Botticini, Arch. Matteo Facchinelli (Botticini + Facchinelli ARW S.r.l. S.t.p.)

Project Team
Arch. Erica Beluffi, Arch. Lucia Fanetti, Arch. Anna Ghirardi

Project Management
Arch. Camillo Botticini, Arch. Matteo Facchinelli (Botticini + Facchinelli ARW S.r.l. S.t.p.)

Structural Consultants
Progetto Strutture S.r.l.

Consultants for Electrical and HVAC Design
Ing. Gianluigi Zanetti, Mario Cossandi

Art Installations
Alberto Goglio

Furniture Consultants
Turra Arredamenti

Construction Company
Barcore, Rp costruzioni di Ramera Pietro

Prefabricated Construction Company
Wood Beton S.p.A. – responsible Ing. Giovanni Spatti

Photography and Video
© atelier XYZ

Project drawings

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