ciAsa Aqua Bad Cortina
by Pedevilla Architects

The ciAsa (Rhaeto-Romanic for house) is an all-wooden high-alpine family home in South Tyrol's St. Vigil, surrounded by the Dolomites of Val Badia.

Based on the archaic form of a house, no distinction is made between roof and façade. The rising form of the roof makes the building visible from afar whilst the low eaves lines provide protection.

Sustainability was given priority: The structure has been completely raised from spruce wood which fell during storm "Vaja", the interior surfaces consist of stone pine, the façade is clad with hand-split larch shingles – all sourced from nearby forests, processed by local craftsmen.

This project has been shortlisted in the sustainable building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Pedevilla Architects
Project: ciAsa Aqua Bad Cortina

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