Designed by Mario Mazzer Architects, this rustic mountain apartment is located in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Description by Mario Mazzer Architects
Situated on the last of four floors of a 60?s building with a traditional distribution, the apartment gained major air space and a strong characterization thanks to the restructuring. A living continuum was created through the use of traditional materials, exalting the sensorial, chromatic, visual, tactile, taste and hearing characteristics.
All wood parts come from an old South Tyrolean farm, which was demolished a few years, and after a thorough restoration and cleaning of the surface showed the beauty of the material consumed by time.
The beams and planks were used for the replacement of the roofs, stairs, floors and walls.
The walls obtained by simple superposition of sandwich plates with internally soundproofing material, create a continuous interrupted only by functional elements in contrasting materials such as frosted glass, stainless steel, polished steel.
The soft and warm floor of the living area is in Botticino marble slabs, polished and sanded by hand.
A large cut in the roof defines a stone terrace of Cugnan, with sweeping views of the Tofane. The floor is split into slabs, the walls are obtained by the superposition of dry stone in different thicknesses, creating light and shade effects similar to the peaks.
The ceiling of the master room is characterized by an offset of steel along the perimeter, where the lights are housed and curtains, that highlights the characteristic non-coplanarity of the plaster.
The small bathroom also has a sink carved wood in old beams, the main one is covered in Botticino, with the shower enclosure carved from a block. The sliding door of the cabin and the towel rack chrome contrasts with the textured surface of the marble and wood paneling under the stairs, the latter incorporated into the bathroom and used by inserting a cabinet bright.
The bathroom ...