Casa Heim by D+S Heim Architetti is situated in the landscape of the picturesque Centovalli in the south of Switzerland.
Rocky mountains, streams, waterfalls, vineyards and rich vegetation form the background to the sunny territory of Terre di Pedemonte. The project responds to the desire to bring all these peculiarities inside the building for a 360° interpretation of the surrounding landscape.
The entrance through a patio also serves as an outdoor living area where light is filtered by a pergola and a large olive tree. The living areas have a direct connection with the garden, the courtyard and the surrounding mountains and are defined by three volumes containing the bedrooms and bathrooms. Two pivot doors ensure flexible use and intimacy within this fluid space. In the rooms, the windows are smaller, offering glimpses of the surrounding vegetation and at the same time they serve as furnishing elements.
The basement with the technical room is accessible from an external bike storage that also screens the garden from the car park. The main structure of the house is in concrete, a material that also flows into the living areas, except the rooms where the walls are insulated on the inside and covered in plasterboard. The oak furniture and floor with their warm surface create a pleasant dialogue with the exposed concrete.