Warm ice

Project Laces

The shapes resemble those of a glacier, with the white plaster that recalls the South Tyrolean peaks and is reflected in the water of the long pool, and the two floors that are grafted into each other like cubes. This charming house in Val Venosta, a territory famous for its beauty, which also includes the Stelvio National Park, is a tribute to the mountains. The desire of Ingrid and Daniel, the two young owners, was to have a geometric, dynamic, lively architecture: a house with a contemporary character that, however, did not clash with the surrounding environment, and indeed was a continuation of it. They chose to build with Rubner Haus, whom they have known and appreciated for years: this is how this 150 square meter structure was born, designed by architect Klaus Marsoner, which has rhythmic volumes, a natural musicality, with alternating between plaster and exposed wood, the projections and recesses that give lightness, and the ability to adapt to the surrounding beauty in a dynamic flow.

Huge sliding windows illuminate the ground floor, connecting the living room and kitchen with the outside environment and the gorgeous swimming pool. The first floor also enjoys plays of light, thanks to the long corner window that illuminates the master bedroom, the large walk-in closet and the bathroom, while a large terrace floods the second bedroom and its bathroom with light.

A house that is only apparently "glacial": the exteriors with modern shapes and white plaster open to an enveloping warmth as soon as you walk through the front door. In fact, here the interiors with wooden floors and furniture made by a local craftsman, release serenity and involve as in a warm embrace.

Project details

Location Laces BZ

Living space ca. 150m²

Construction system timber frame

Architecture Arch. Klaus Marsoner

«We grew up surrounded by wood and we have always wanted to live in an environment where that particular warmth, that unmistakable scent, always accompanied us».

Ingrid & Daniel, owners