Stands part of a steep slope on the mountainous shores of Lake Maggiore, the Casa ai Pozzi is a glass-and-concrete hillside house with a stunning Alpine views.
The concrete inverted pyramid that supports the structure subtly mirrors the surrounding mountain peaks.The “landscape facade” provides a powerful effect by integrating the house into the terrain, the landscape context becomes part of its interior.
The water that flowed right across the property and down into the valley has been captured and channelled into two pools that reflect the light.
Inspiration from architect:
Our objective in this project was to examine fundamental questions of architecture, not to meet specific requirements. The house is primarily a means of physical and psychological protection in that it separates an area used by individuals from the outside world.