University of Parma
This apartment is made for a couple who desire to take a break from the routine of everyday life. It is located in the mountains of northern Italy and… more
I am a licensed architect practicing in Los Angeles. My design focus has been high end residential… more
As a residence of retreat, this project has a simple yet powerful layout which is shown in both plan and section. The poetic flowing form creates great height for the living room and cozy and intimate space in the sleeping area. Both rooms with big glazing towards the lake reassures its retreat identity in this secluded nature environment.
The deck is nice and functional element to add on in this lake house. It will be nice if it's designed more organically and be more related to the overall geometry of the main house. Or maintain the current shape but scale back a little. Currently the big rectangle spanning the entire width of the house will create too similar views from both rooms.
Having a green roof is a fantastic idea in this nature setting, it will help to blend the architecture more into the surrounding. More details could be added to the design of the green roof by starting to imagine how the couple can use it. Railings needed to be added.
Overall, it's a nice project with a strong idea.
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This apartment is made for a couple who desire to take a break from the routine of everyday life. It is located in the mountains of northern Italy and overlooks the lake.
The apartment is all concentrated on one floor, where there is an entrance area with a cloakroom. On the left, it leads to a larger area connected with the kitchenette and living room. On the right, we find the private space consisting of a bed and a bathroom divided by a glass wall. The bathroom has a bathtub allowing a view of the lake.
The structure, characterised by a green roof, is wave-like and one side is higher than the other one.