March 22, 2019

Into the Woods: Three Timber-Framed Houses Make Statements in Natural Settings

These timber-framed houses make shapely statements in their natural settings.

Cortina d’Ampezzo Residence by Studio Rinaldi. Photography by Thomas Pagani.

Firm: Studio Rinaldi

Site: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Standout: The apartment in the Dolomites mixes traditional and contemporary elements, such as custom stools by the firm that riff on the airy structure’s original fir beams—previously hidden behind a drop ceiling. 

Vinkeveen Residence by i29 Interior Architects and Chris Collaris Architects. Photography by Ewout Huibers.

Firm: i29 Interior Architects and Chris Collaris Architects

Site: Vinkeveen, the Netherlands.

Standout: Inside a quartet of interconnected black-stained pine volumes is a contrasting palette of stark white, natural oak, and polished concrete—a dark/light duality epitomized by the clean-lined kitchen.

Bruneck Residence by Stefan Hitthaler Architektur. Photography by Harald Wisthaler.

Firm: Stefan Hitthaler Architektur

Site: Bruneck, Italy.

Standout: The original 1970s design by Austrian architect Josef Lackner informed SHA’s eco-forward renovation of the angular larch house, including the addition of a cantilevered terrace.

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