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Kastelaz Hof House / Peter Pichler Architecture

Kastelaz Hof House / Peter Pichler Architecture
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© Gustav Willeit

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Tramin an der Weinstraße, Italy
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Text description provided by the architects. The villa is located in South Tyrol, North Italy in the wonderful Alpine landscape of Termeno, renowned for being the home of the Gewürztraminer wine.

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© Gustav Willeit

In 2018, PPA won an invited competition to replace an old existing structure on top of the ‘Kastelaz’ vineyard with a new villa, owned by a well-known wine-producing family from the area. The site is nestled within mountain valleys, the vineyard, a forest, and close Caldaro Lake, providing a 360-degree landscape view.

© Gustav Willeit
© Gustav Willeit

The geometry of the villa evolves from local site conditions. It creates a flowing and harmonious transition with the landscape and is barely noticeable from the close village.

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© Gustav Willeit
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The ribbon-like structure that emerges from the natural landscape creates an internal courtyard that offers protection from the strong wind coming from Garda Lake. The external materiality replicates the existing retaining walls from the surrounding vineyards, made of chalkstone, mirroring their same texture and color.

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© Gustav Willeit

The structure is divided into three ‘wings’ that enhance light and connections between indoors and outdoors. An internal courtyard connects all the spaces, blending seamlessly into nature.

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© Gustav Willeit
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Gustav Willeit

The wide glass façades are designed to frame and highlight the surroundings and to let the landscape enter the indoor spaces while maintaining internal privacy. The interiors are characterized by local materials creating a warm yet simple and minimal atmosphere. Materials such as concrete and wood, are used to create continuity through the house and the outdoors.

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© Gustav Willeit

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Cite: "Kastelaz Hof House / Peter Pichler Architecture" 17 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/972039/kastelaz-hof-house-peter-pichler-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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