House M | monovolume architecture + design

A dream in white Trentino-Südtirol / Italy / 2012

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In the middle of a quiet residential area in the district of Obermais in Merano, House M stands out as a minimalist luxury villa. The horizontality of the building blends harmoniously into the built environment and yet allows the building to stand out on its own. In order to retain as much green space as possible, a compact and linear volume of reinforced concrete was designed. Cantilevered elements and the alternation of solid and transparent surfaces lend lightness and create visual relations with the surroundings. The colour white makes the villa a design icon and symbolises both simplicity and elegance.

The ground floor nestles into the existing terrain and slopes slightly down towards the garden. White marble, white Corian and white furniture are complemented by colourful accents in the furnishings. The colour scheme provides the ideal backdrop for the owner’s art collection. Large terraces made of frost-resistant marble allow interior and exterior spaces to flow smoothly into one another and lead into the large garden with the pool.

The bedrooms for the family are located on the upper floor. Wooden floors made of dark walnut create a warm and homely atmosphere and form a pleasant contrast to the predominant white colour scheme.

The basement houses, among other things, the parking garage, which is accessible by a space-saving car lift. The heart of the basement, however, is the wine cellar. Oak wood and black glass create a stylistic break with the formal language of the villa, thus making the wine cellar a place of refuge and pleasure.


 


Design Team:
Benjamin Gänsbacher
Luca di Censo
Sergio Aguado Hernàndez


 


[DE]


Ein Traum in Weiß
Inmitten einer ruhigen Wohngegend im Meraner Stadtteil Obermais sticht Haus M als minimalistische Luxusvilla hervor. Die Horizontalität des Gebäudes fügt sich harmonisch in die bebaute Umgebung ein und lässt das Gebäude dennoch für sich hervortreten. Um möglichst viel Grünfläche beizubehalten, entstand ein kompaktes und lineares Volumen aus Stahlbeton. Auskragende Elemente und die Abwechslung von soliden und transparenten Flächen verleihen Leichtigkeit und bilden Blickbezüge mit der Umgebung. Die Farbe Weiß macht die Villa zur Designikone und symbolisiert sowohl Schlichtheit als auch Eleganz.

Das Erdgeschoss fügt sich in das bestehende Gelände ein und steigt zum Garten hin leicht an. Weißer Marmor, weißes Corian und weiße Möbel werden durch farbige Akzente in der Möblierung ergänzt. Die Farbgebung bildet den idealen Hintergrund für die zahlreichen Kunstwerke des Hausherrn. Große Terrassen aus frostbeständigem Marmor lassen Innen- und Außenräume fließend ineinander übergehen und führen in den großen Garten mit Pool.

Im Obergeschoss befinden sich die Schlafzimmer für die Familie. Holzböden aus dunklem Nussholz erzeugen eine warme und wohnliche Atmosphäre und bilden einen angenehmen Kontrast zur vorherrschenden weißen Farbgebung.

Das Untergeschoss beherbergt unter anderem die Parkgarage, welche durch einen platzsparenden Autoaufzug erreichbar ist. Herzstück des Untergeschosses ist jedoch der Weinkeller. Eichenholz und schwarzes Glas bilden einen Stilbruch mit der Formsprache der Villa und machen den Weinkeller dadurch zu einem Ort des Rückzugs und des Genusses.


 


[IT]


Un sogno in bianco
Nel mezzo della tranquilla zona residenziale nel quartiere di Maia Alta a Merano, la Casa M si distingue per il suo carattere di lussuoso minimalismo. L'orizzontalità del volume si inserisce armoniosamente nell'ambiente circostante e permette all'edificio di distinguersi ed essere immediatamente riconoscibile. Per conservare più spazio verde possibile, l’edificio costituisce un volume compatto e lineare in cemento armato. I volumi a sbalzo e l'alternanza tra superfici solide e trasparenti danno all’edificio un effetto di leggerezza e creano relazioni visive con l'ambiente circostante. Il bianco rende la villa un'icona del design: il colore della semplicità dell'eleganza.

Il piano terra è in parte ipogeo e s’innalza leggermente verso il giardino. La scelta del colore si riflette nel marmo bianco, il Corian bianco e i mobili bianchi che diventano i veri protagonisti dell'arredamento. Le parti degli interni dipinti con intonaco chiaro sono lo sfondo ideale per la collezione d'arte privata del proprietario. Le grandi terrazze in marmo resistenti anche alle temperature più rigide, permettono agli spazi interni di estendersi anche verso l’esterno e conducono al grande giardino con la piscina.

Al piano superiore si trovano le camere da letto per la famiglia. I pavimenti in legno di noce scuro trasmettono un'atmosfera calda ed accogliente, contrastando con il colore predominante, il bianco.

Il piano interrato ospita il garage accessibile tramite un ascensore per auto. Nel cuore del seminterrato c’è la cantina. In questo piano il legno di quercia e il vetro nero rompono stilisticamente con il linguaggio formale della villa, creando un luogo di rifugio e di piacere.

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    In the middle of a quiet residential area in the district of Obermais in Merano, House M stands out as a minimalist luxury villa. The horizontality of the building blends harmoniously into the built environment and yet allows the building to stand out on its own. In order to retain as much green space as possible, a compact and linear volume of reinforced concrete was designed. Cantilevered elements and the alternation of solid and transparent surfaces lend lightness and create visual relations...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2011
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Main structure Reinforced concrete
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Swimming Pools / Interior Design
    • Websitehttp://www.monovolume.cc
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