MOUNTAIN DEW IN FOROTONDO IN VAL CURONE (ALESSANDRIA)
The building emerges from the ground as a compact block. The essence of the mountain dew is to be protective, a “lair”: this idea can also be reached thanks to the inclination of the block, which suggests the idea of a “shell” closed in on itself for shelter. The rotation of the block to its geometric axis gives dynamism to the composition; this simple and meaningful gesture places the architecture in a language fully contemporary.
The closed side is interrupted by vertical cuts that provide light to the service areas.
The building is dug into the open front of the valley and is protected by a portico: under this cover there is the distribution of the rooms. At the center there is the living room, connected to the kitchen and small facilities. Each bedroom has its own facilities and is provided with a separate entrance.
From the point of view of the construction material, the choice falls on the use of wood, for the desire of using a natural material, traditional for the mountain buildings. This ensures a harmonious integration in the context and at the same time suggests the idea of familiarity that you would expect to find in a mountain dew.