Created by Mario Mazzer Architects, this rustic mountain apartment is positioned in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Description by Mario Mazzer Architects
Situated on the final of 4 floors of a 60’s constructing with a standard distribution, the apartment gained major air space and a strong characterization thanks to the restructuring. A living continuum was developed via the use of classic components, exalting the sensorial, chromatic, visual, tactile, taste and hearing traits.
All wood parts come from an old South Tyrolean farm, which was demolished a few years, and following a thorough restoration and cleaning of the surface showed the beauty of the material consumed by time.
The beams and planks have been used for the replacement of the roofs, stairs, floors and walls.
The walls obtained by straightforward superposition of sandwich plates with internally soundproofing material, develop a continuous interrupted only by functional elements in contrasting supplies such as frosted glass, stainless steel, polished steel.
The soft and warm floor of the living location is in Botticino marble slabs, polished and sanded by hand.
A large cut in the roof defines a stone terrace of Cugnan, with sweeping views of the Tofane. The floor is split into slabs, the walls are obtained by the superposition of dry stone in various thicknesses, producing light and shade effects related to the peaks.
The ceiling of the master room is characterized by an offset of steel along the perimeter, where the lights are housed and curtains, that highlights the characteristic non-coplanarity of the plaster.
The tiny bathroom also has a sink carved wood in old beams, the main 1 is covered in Botticino, with the shower enclosure carved from a block. The sliding door of the cabin and the towel rack chrome contrasts with the textured surface of the marble and wood paneling below the stairs, the latter incorporated into the bathroom and utilised by inserting a cabinet vibrant.
The bathroom of the new strategy has parts of the walls and glass shower wall painted white, and the service bathroom has walls, floor and sink in the mosaic orange.
A slight sign of stainless steel makes it possible for to locate the access door to the apartment and that of the primary chamber, the latter has the identical wall thickness.
The staircase is defined amongst two high walls of wooden actions with back lighting, the inclined plane is lead waxed.
A robust architectural effect is the volume that mask the pipes from the reduce floors and encloses the gas fireplace, highlighted by a frame in steel.
All furnishings are produced by the designer and use old spruce for containers, steel for the kitchen, or iron rust for container partition entry-dining room. The latter uses old iron plates assembled by beating and getting a quite particular and evocative textures (creation Candeago Cortina).
The dining chairs come from the Burgundy and are typical of the houses of the shepherds in the eighteenth century.
The slender sculptures, purchased in Paris, are two old fence poles of the Breton countryside, carved by unknown peasants at the end of the nineteenth century.
The huge painting in the living space to the nineteenth century and comes from Hungary, and uses a particular technique for whites that differ according to the quantity and quality of light.
The still life, the end of the seventeenth century, behind the dining table belongs to the Flemish De Kooning.
The sofa is on a design and style and covered in red cloth, the ottoman close to the fireplace is lined with shearling reverse stitching alive that highlight the hair. The curtains for the day using a specific pleated fabric, whilst these for the total darkness of the night are housed internally and sliding more than the windows.
The bed container is made of wood with upholstered headboard in cloth, the bedcover is in Mohair wool and the linen in gauze curtain. All fabrics are created by Sacho Hasslein.
Photography courtesy of Mario Mazzer Architects
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