Paramount Residence Alma by Plasma Studio

Category: Houses Published on 21 Aug, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,
Paramount Residence Alma by Plasma Studio

This geometric wooden structure is one of the most particular aspects of this house designed by architects Plasma Studio in the Italian Dolomites. Having already made their mark on nearby Residence Königswarte with the addition of the Strata Hotel in 2007, Plasma Studio sought to follow a similar skin organization. A timber strip section in larch wood was borrowed from the neighbouring Strata and extruded along two paths.

Paramount Residence Alma by Plasma Studio

The first stretches across the site, picking up the topography on either end of the building and climbing to enclose a third storey balcony. Here, the edge skirts around the existing footprint, leaving corners exposed to acknowledge its presence.

A second path draws the timber skin up from behind, folding around the chimney to return to the ground. Interstitial spaces between the exterior walls and wooden bands swell at ground level to offer sheltered outdoor living spaces.

Paramount Residence Alma by Plasma Studio

The interior of this family home is characterized by 360-degree views. Perhaps the most spectacular of these being a view of the sky through an incision over the central stair. This opening delivers an immediate reading of exterior weather conditions, collecting precipitation and receiving direct sunlight.

The main living spaces are split over two floors with first floor bedrooms off a skylit corridor, and an open plan kitchen, dining and family room encircling a fireplace on the second floor.

Paramount Residence Alma by Plasma Studio

All living spaces in the private residence have direct access to the outside through a series terraces or gardens. Limited material and colour palettes give strength to the space, with splashes of colour in the children’s washroom. The otherwise white walls provide a backdrop for an ever-changing display of shadows from the pleated roof above.

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all images © HERTHA HURNAUS


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