4 February 2013
There’s something metaphysical about this house at Montagna, a municipality in the province of Sondrio, designed by the Act Romegialli studio. There were two kinds of constraints on the design: on the one hand the Davaglione mountain stream, with its containing wall; on the other the presence of a preexisting building of not very attractive appearance and located too close by. The choice, therefore, has been to close two sides completely and open a third onto the landscape. The house has been made to blend into its surroundings by treating the cement to obtain the appearance of the plaster used on the old rural houses of the Valtellina, and by painting all the parts in iron the same rust color, apart from two windows. Good work.