Italy - France- Europe

Claw House

Cremignane - Iseo, Brescia, Italy

Wood Beton S.p.A.


Total area of intervention:
1.790 sqm

Build-up area:
262 sqm

Functional program:
Detached Villa

This project site is a hill facing the Adamello mountain scenery and lake Iseo, its views open up over the Sebino peat Bogs Nature reserve.
This house defines its own settlement method starting from two fundamental elements: the relation between the site the landscape that makes it a multiple observation device.
The will to create a model type of architecture that relates to the site and its environment, that appears to have always been there but at The same time expresses an idea of a contemporary domesticity.
the house has a “claw” system, which through the folds in its form is able to establish various visual connections with the various geographical horizons that frame it. this is done by selectively arranging the view both with the specific portions of the living area facing the courtyard and the Adamello mountains, and with the kitchen facing the Sebino peat Bogs, while the openings of the night area face towards the lake.
The house is like a roof suspended between the earth and the sky, a plastic form pavilion tied to the ground.
in relation to the soil, the building is located at the highest level of the site, a solution that allows you to keep it with a very low volume by utilizing the drop towards the entrance. the entrance gives the opportunity to obtain a space for the garage and a stairway that connects to the above level of the living area.
The main pedestrian entrance is through a slight excavation of the facade: to the left there is the kitchen and to the right there is the dining area and living room, which overlook towards the west courtyard of the building.

Extra notes

Lead architects:
Arch.Camillo Botticini, Arch. Matteo Facchinelli (Botticini + Facchinelli ARW S.r.l. S.t.p.)

Design team:
Arch. Erica Beluffi, Arch. Lucia Fanetti, Arch. Anna Ghirardi

Construction supervisor:
Wood Beton S.p.A.

Technical and operational management:
Arch.Camillo Botticini, Arch. Matteo Facchinelli (Botticini + Facchinelli ARW S.r.l. S.t.p.)

Structural consultants:
Progetto Strutture S.r.l.

ITF and electrical plant design consultants:
Eng. Gianluigi Zanetti, Mario Cossandi

Artistic Installation:
Alberto Goglio

Furniture consultants:
Turra Arredamenti

Barcore, Rp costruzioni di Ramera Pietro

Prefabricated company:
Wood Beton S.p.A. - manager Eng. Giovanni Spatti

Photographs and video:
Atelier XYZ