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.
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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.