Villa Slow is designed and built with extreme mindfulness and care for detail. The house is a rental holiday retreat in the Natural Park of Valles Pasiegos, in the North of Spain emerging from a stone-ruin within a more than two-hectare terrain of natural landscape.
Wespi de Meuron Romeo architect has renovated a single family house on the Lake Maggiore. This stunning stone house is situated in an interesting urban context close to the historical core of Ascona, Switzerland.
Designing in Sardinia means dealing with a landscape characterized by the Mediterranean shrubland, lagoons and jagged coasts, but also with an ancient tradition of elementary rural buildings: “lo stazzo”, contemporary stone house made of a linear sequence of single rooms
The new system of this Italian stone house stands on ancient remains dating back to Medieval Communes. Linked to each other on the hypogeum level, the structures rest on a red concrete platform (38 X 20 mt) dominating the surrounding landscape.
Situated on a sloping site, Hollowcat Wild is a composition of three stone boxes. A guesthouse and garage stretch alongside a 6-ft-deep, 150-ft-long arching cut into the limestone strata. The clean design and simple palette create an architecture for clients who desired a tranquil, elegant home with the sensibilities of an art museum.
The overall feeling of the three-storey residence in Armadale is lightness – almost an ethereal floating quality created by the sun refracting over the granite façade. This is a contradiction to the reality of the 260 tons of granite which make up the building’s skin.