"The visit begins with mysterious directions. From the road, a narrow path leads us through lush vegetation up a slope that finally ends at a gate in a wall. The wall is - as it turns out - the historic city wall of Bruneck and the gate opens up the narrow space between the wall and the back of the listed row of houses in Rain Alley. A new monolithic stair-tower with a "glass lantern" complements the bay windows, balconies and verandas of the row and now leads to newly created apartments on each of the four floors.
"Precise interventions take up the structural and material conditions of the site and shape the character of the individual rooms [...] The approach is minimalistic but subtle, there are no fixed zones, the house is open to a variety of uses and interpretations."
(Translation of: Bartoli Sandra & Riepl Peter & Waldhart Clemens in: Turris Babel, South Tyrolean Architecture Foundation, 2022, No. 127, p. 106 ff).
- Customer: Private
- Project: Stefan Hitthaler
- Place: South Tyrol
- Photos: Harald Wisthaler