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La Pedevilla is a modern refuge, high up in the Dolomites, which had been designed with a lot of sensitivity to its surround. The Mountains tend to remove us from the world – and yet bring us closer emotionally. The solitude, the calm and the proximity to nature de-sync our daily routines. It is this harmony that is one with the mountains, which was transferred to the architecture of the House Nr.13 Pliscia.

The building ensemble is located in a hamlet of Enneberg at a height of 1,200 meters and it refers to the building tradition of the “viles”. The two staggered buildings with their cautious insertion into the hillside correspond to the local couple court type.

La Pedevilla - Modern Refuge in the Dolomites Pedevilla Architects (11)The houses open up toward the valley where large windows retrieve and invite nature into the interior and offer breathtaking mountain panorama views. The light colored interior of the vacation home La Pedevilla is consistently made from local materials.

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Reducing the materials to some special from the surroundings (dolomite rock for the exposed concrete, solid swiss stone pine and larch) corresponds as well to the earlier style and the thought of sustainability.

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Floors and doors are from pine wood (typical for the mountain region). The walls consist of white Dolomite concrete and the curtains are made from soft local Loden cloth. Through these choices aspects of nature are reintroduced to the interior of the house.

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Regional ornaments and characteristic features like saddle roof, loggia and wood façade are taken up and realized in a new, pure and independent way.

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The own water source, the geothermal energy, the passive application of solar energy and a PV plant provide the house with the necessary energy sources and make the building energetically self-sufficient.

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Collectively, the contemporary and traditional create an ascetic unity and invite for a visit and contemplation. The calm of the mountains and the balanced architecture are the ingredients for a rapid deceleration at the 1200m altitude.

Architects: Pedevilla Architects
Project: La Pedevilla
Location: Plisa Bolzano, Italy
Partners in Charge: Alexander Pedevilla, Armin Pedevilla
Photographs: Gustav Willeit

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