Stone villa hidden in the terrain
This stone building is located on a ridge overlooking Lake Orta, in Pettenasco municipality, in the province of Novara, Italy. The project, designed by PRR Architects involves the construction of a unit of approximately 1,292 square feet, as a holiday residence fully integrated with nature. Conforming to the landscape, the home has been constructed partially underground, between the slopes of the foothills of Piedmont, minimizing the impact of the surrounding terrain. The architect has designed a linear volume that is narrow and long, completely open from one side of the landscape, which is framed by the window’s large glass facade.