Winner of CasaClima Award 2014

Arch. Marco Sette

Location: Magrè (BZ)
Year: 2014
Category: XXL

The scope was to realize a Natural Building, with a construction system in pure wood without screws and glues that's producing more energy that's consuming.
The idea it was to create a compact form that's curves in the direction of the river to maximize the solar exposition. This functional gesture became the main architectural character of the project.
The complex is made of a principal object where on the ground-floor are located the offices and the showroom and on the first floor the private apartment of the owners.
The main building is connected with a big terrace to a small building that is born to host the clients that can feel the emotions and sensations to live in a natural wood house.
Between these two volumes it's opening the first „windows” to the landscape, others openings inside in direction of Magrè village with different perspectives. The core of the building is the ellipsoidal stair with wood columns that’s remembers trees and that's organizing the internal spaces.
The building is made all of natural wood and all the materials are natural.
The facade system was studied together with Helmut Moratelli (Askeen), the curved facade is made with a triple-glass system outside, an air space, and an internal fix glass with a uw =0.42 Kw/mqa.
The building is heated and cooled with a heating-pump water-air system integrated with hybrid panels on the roof (hot water+electricity).