Project: Claw House
Architects: Botticini + Facchinelli ARW
Location: Cremignane, Italy
Area: 1,582 sf
Photographs by: atelierXYZ
Claw House by Botticini + Facchinelli ARW
The Claw House is an eye-catching residence placed on a hill site in Cremignane, Italy. Botticini + Facchinelli ARW have designed it to play to the benefits of its location. The topography allows the residence to peek over towards the Adamello’s Mountain and the Iseo Lake. Its C-shape also creates a private courtyard in the center.
The project is site on a hill, address towards the Adamello’s mountain and the Iseo lake, with a view that it opens on the natural reservation of the Sebino’s peat bog. The house defines its own occupying modality starting from two innovative elements: the connection with the ground and the relationship with the landscape.
The intention is to realize exemplary architecture in relation to the surroundings, which it looks has always existed but at the same time, it would be the expression of a contemporary domesticity idea.
The house presents a C irregular installation, collecting the relations with the different geographic encircling outline, and selecting the view both with the living room areas, that it is pointing to the courtyard and to the Adamellos Mountains and the sleeping areas with continuous glass wall towards the lake: the house is, in this way, configured as a suspended roof between the ground and the sky.
In this relationship with the ground, the house is placed on an upper level in respect to the site; this solution gives the possibility to maintain the house with a very low volume, taking advantage from the different height in direction of the entrance, where it is possible to obtain a space for the parking lot and for a staircase, that it is connected with the upper floor. The use of natural materials, such as the wood enhances the house and links it strongly to the colours of the landscape.