Alps Villa


  • Mies van Der Rohe Award 2017 2017

    Selected project

  • Häuser-Award 2016

    Selected project

  • Medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana 2015

    Selected project

  • WAN Awards 2015

    Finalist project

  • European Copper in Architecture Award 2015

    Finalist project

  • A.Prize 2014

    Finalist project & Honorable mention

Alps Villa

The house is situated in a clearing among the trees, at an altitude of 700 meters, near the "Passo del Cavallo", where a place is outlined close but at the same time distant from the urban area just below. The relationship with the ground and the landscape are the materials that build the project: with the terrain, it operates a principle of rooting towards the slope to the north, where the house seems to bite into the mountain, while it "emancipates" to the south, with an overhang that projects it towards the valley, and a large bay window that mediates between the interior of the living room and the external landscape. The house has an irregular "C" layout, with a courtyard whose fourth side is constituted by a green floor that frames the planimetric structure of the house. Thus, three bodies are generated with a variable height increasing from the northwest, where the volume disappears integrating into the ground.

Lightness, integration with the surroundings, openness and closure, object-like character without exhibitionism, connection to the ground, and internal organization of space produce an idea of contemporary domesticity

A desire for harmony and tension, a quest for a strong expressive intensity of architectural form, yet at the same time for balance and rootedness expressed through the use of natural materials such as oxidized copper and wood



Lumezzane (BS) – Italia



Total area

6600 mq

Built area

487 mq


detached villa

Architectural Design
Arch. Camillo Botticini

Project Team
Arch. Lucia Fanetti, Ing. Paolo Dellana, Arch. Giorgia Guseo, Arch. Stefano Farina

Project Management
Arch. Camillo Botticini

Site Management
Geom. Roberto Migliorati (Baglioni Costruzioni S.r.l.)

Structural Consultants
Ing. Franco Palmieri

Consultants for Electrical and HVAC Design
Planex S.r.l.; Ing. Luca Corini – studio mc2

Construction Company
Baglioni Costruzioni S.r.l.

Photography and Video
© atelier XYZ, ©Eugeni Pons

Project drawings

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Category: Single house

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