Casa Larga by Daniele Claudio Taddei
Casa Larga stands like a monolith in the middle of a Ticinese vineyard, jutting high above Lake Maggiore. After a stroll through the village of Incella, beyond the narrow medieval alleys, the view expands to reveal a breathtaking view. From the picturesque, populous Magadino plain to the north, the eyes wander far down the lake to Italy in the south and rest upon the hills of the Gambarogno mountain chain across the lake. The house seems to float above the hill in the midst of this fantastic landscape. Despite its location at the edge of the village, the compact building fits into its surroundings in a natural manner. Its sleek structure, which is reminiscent of the agricultural outbuildings commonly found in the area, is not an alien style. The traditional division of volume has been respected and freely interpreted.