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Villa San Valentino / Architekt Stephen Unger

  • Architects: Architekt Stephen Unger
  • Location: Merano, Alto Adige, Italy
  • Architects: Architekt Stephen Unger
  • Architect In Charge: Stephan Unger
  • Assistant: Wolfgang Höllmüller
  • Site Manager: Martin Geier, Franz Derntl
  • Engineering: Gerhard Derntl
  • Client: Dr.Erich Höller
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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From the architect. Task

Planning of a bi-familiar house on high architectonic level for the cohabitation of 3 generations with common spaces.


To create a monolithic house with common spaces, under whose roof two independent habitation units are unified.


Considering the orientation of the views.

The east-wing is looking towards Valle d’adige and the west-wing Val Venosta.


The form answers to the characteristics of local mountains and its three-dimensional facade to the path oft he sun. The windows and the shadings are positioned such way, that the energy balance is optimized and the panorama is introduced in picture frames.




The standards of “Casa Clima” under respecting the local climate conditions

The use of high quality materials with long duration

The characteristics of the landscape

The local traditions of craft and building typologies

The use of local recourses and natural materials

The use of renewable energies (groundwater, sun)

The personal needs and demands for the families

The orientation of the sun-path

The introduction of the landscape as panorama views

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