At 1,100 m in the south of the South Tyrolean Unterland the small village Truden im Naturpark, with its frugal building tradition characterized by plastered punctuated facades and simplicity, is located. It is influenced equally by the neighboring Italian-speaking Val di Fiemme and the German-speaking Unterland. Here, along Sägeweg, in recent decades a relatively densely built single-family housing estate has been developed. In the midst of this "Haus am Sägeweg" (house on Sägeweg) was built on an already existing garage substructure.
Due to the structural conditions, the rooms of this single-family house were spread over two floors and connected to the terrace of the outbuilding on the west side by a one-story extension. With the parish church behind it, it forms a contemporary interpretation of the village-influenced architectural language of Truden, which takes the quality of everyday life and the building tradition and reflects it in a reduced form. The inclusion of essential building features of the location thus creates a present and yet reserved building: A clear punctuated facade in solid construction, characterized solely by the smooth, hand-applied Marmorino plaster with typical porphyry additives, as well as accentuated, reddish-brown, bush-hammered concrete elements and windows made of silver fir, create in interplay
with the typical roofing made of monks and nuns (under-and-over tiles) a distinctive, contemporary overall picture. The implied floor division and a building incision on the west side structure the facade and emphasize the clarity of the design. Due to the rectangular arrangement of the main building and the annex, as well as the connecting roofing and the setback, an implied courtyard situation is created, which makes a protected and usable outdoor space. Inside, the clarity of the design continues in form and material: all wooden elements, such as the furniture, doors, windows and wooden floors are made of silver fir. The metal elements like door handles and fittings are made of bronze and the stone elements such as for example the kitchen countertop are made of red-brown porphyry. The room is characterized by low-lying door reveals lined in silver fir, as well as window reveals that are concise with the plaster and the pitched roof design of the ceilings in the bedroom area. A bronze kitchen block and reddish wall finishes play a central role in the living space, as does the typical stove bench that's pushed into the wall.