The new house in the historic village centre of Siusi, Bolzano, is the renaissance of the historic ‘Messner Haus’. The architecture of the “Messner Haus” is based on the traditional building typology and is therefore formed of a stone plinth for the lower levels and a wood frame construction for the upper floors.
The aim was to pursue with existing building elements: the pitched roof and the balconies were absorbed in the new design. The house is softly implemented in the cluster and the historic appearance of the village. 
The typical farmhouses of the area consist of a base in stone and a wooden timber frame structure that forms the stable above were the inspiration for the design of the Messer Haus: the lower part is created of a massive volume with plastering on which a three-storey high timber structure is sitting. 
Window openings are positioned selectively on five parts of the building and claim the dialogue with the surrounding. From the roof terrace you have a stunning view of the mountain scenery and the Schlern. T
he interior design is also shaped by the architectural supporting structure; different cubes and terraces are tied in the framework. The architecture wants to respect the genius loci while the interior design interprets space in a contemporary way.  
The private rooms such as bedrooms, bathrooms and sauna are located in the secluded and plastered cubes that hang in the framework. 

Photo credits: Alex Filz
Countries: ITALY
Categories: HOUSING
Status: Completed
Inaugurazione: 2018
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