The historic farmer settlement “Felderhof” is a typical example of traditional South-Tyrolean rural architecture. The challenging task for enlarging the small charming House with the minimum impact to the historic ensemble was solved in a particular way, where the major part of new volume is hidden under the ground in the steep hillside.
The wish was to extend the living area of the house and to keeping the authentic old part untouched at the same time. So the new house became mix of two realities - the massive and closed ancient house contrasting with modern opened spaces with large spans, and big glass openings, fleeted with daylight and offering spectacular panoramic view over the Dolomites.
All done with few Materials – the main volume is defined by geometrically folded concrete envelope, dividing walls with integrated furniture out of wood, stone walls done out of pieces excavated on site.