Rooms with a view
The villa is oriented towards the south, allowing it to admit an optimal amount of daylight while minimising the need for energy-consuming artificial lighting. The living room and bedrooms are arranged along this south-facing side of the building, behind an unbroken, floor-to-ceiling glass façade that runs its entire length. The absence of interruptions in the façade ensures that nothing but reflections of the sky disturbs its surface, thereby affording the villa’s residents the most stunning views of the valley below. A niche in the façade, midway along the length of the building, reveals a swimming pool, which is open to the sky and intersects the house between the living area and the bedrooms, which are framed by a u-shaped terrace. The pool thus continues through the house, but also extends away from the building and beyond the slope of the mountain, so that its “outdoor” end appears to hover in space.