Villa P is designed by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten to coexist with the lynchets and natural stonewalls of the Movacella in the North of Bressanone, Italy. The home is a new farmstead that is intended to be part of the existing cultivated landscape and it presents a façade of two parallel volumes on in stone and one in concrete.
The two volumes are slightly staggered to create space for a terrace that runs the full length of the upper volume.
The terrace features a traditional fence made with split lengths of wood slid between thick vertical planks in an alternating pattern of solid and void.
The vineyard continues up and over the roof of the home, stopping just short of the chimney stack.
The view from the vineyard and from the home itself is an amazing panorama of town and mountain.
From a distance the black faced concrete blends into the landscape as though it is just a shadow amongst the grape vines.
If you didn’t know the location of the Villa P, you simply wouldn’t know it was there.
A void within the blackened concrete façade leads to the entry on the second level, accessed by a series of steps at far end of the terrace.
Even though the home is buried within the slope, the space is flooded with natural light from the long wall of glazings. The architects took advantage of all the natural light by incorporating large sections of black dyed wood to create drama amongst the views of the valley and mountains beyond.
Aside from the black dyed wood, the architects also used large areas of clear coated wood for an organic contrast to the natural concrete and black colour blocking.
One section of the home is a fun knotty pine cube that encases a table wrapped in benches with storage on the side. It even has its own pendant. This room within a room offers a private and intimate space within a large and open floorplan.
Next to the pine cube is a second dining area for parties of 8. Fun Eames style chairs wrap the table in grey, yellow and white moulded plastic seats and an oversized white pendant adds its own dramatic moment.
Further back into the space, a hall runs behind a wall of storage cabinets and the hall is kept light and bright via the skylights above.
While the majority of the social zones are neutral in palette, the bathroom is anything but. Yellow tiles cover the floor, walls and ceiling while pale wood is featured on the vanity and doorway. Black is also an element within this zone via the pendant lights and the counter top. Gotta love the bold blast of colour.