Located on the edge of Roero Woods, in northwestern Italy, Villa Rambo rises from a gently sloping hills, offering a stunning view of the Alps.

The client, a botanical expert, established as main requirement to keep all the plants untouched and an house “hidden” in the woods. To fulfill his request the exposed concrete slabs were created with a mixture of dark and brown ferric oxides, and together with the dark brown bricks of the walls, the two main materials harmonize with the colors of the landscape

The exposed concrete basements strongly differ from the darker tones of the residential blocks, two elongated volumes extending eastwards and southward, flanking the site and embracing the grove of walnut trees.
To include a brighter accent to the whole construction a series of yellow vertical louvers rotate to offer sun shading to the expansive verandas.

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Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Concrete Siding Material, House Building Type, and Metal Siding Material. Main exterior view at sunset Photo  of Villa Rambo

Main exterior view at sunset

Modern home with Exterior, Brick Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material. Two elongated volumes pivot around the cubic volume of the common staircase Photo 2 of Villa Rambo

Two elongated volumes pivot around the cubic volume of the common staircase

Modern home with Outdoor, Concrete Pools, Tubs, Shower, Trees, Rooftop, Vertical Fences, Wall, and Landscape Lighting. The Alps and Monviso in the background Photo 3 of Villa Rambo

The Alps and Monviso in the background

Modern home with Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, and Flat RoofLine. The volumes follow the natural topography of the site Photo 4 of Villa Rambo

The volumes follow the natural topography of the site

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Concrete Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, and Brick Siding Material. Close view of the exposed concrete slabs , brick wall and aluminium louvers Photo 5 of Villa Rambo

Close view of the exposed concrete slabs , brick wall and aluminium louvers

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, House Building Type, and Flat RoofLine. Aluminium louvers rotate to create shaded areas in the large verandas Photo 6 of Villa Rambo

Aluminium louvers rotate to create shaded areas in the large verandas

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. Light grey exposed concrete in the main entrance Photo 7 of Villa Rambo

Light grey exposed concrete in the main entrance

Modern home with Doors, Metal, Swing Door Type, and Exterior. The main entrance door is coated with a “rusty brown” metal to merge wiht the dark brick facade. Photo 8 of Villa Rambo

The main entrance door is coated with a “rusty brown” metal to merge wiht the dark brick facade.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, and Concrete Tread. The exposed concrete structure enhance the brightness and the simplicity of the space. Photo 9 of Villa Rambo

The exposed concrete structure enhance the brightness and the simplicity of the space.

Modern home with Outdoor. First Floor Plan Photo 10 of Villa Rambo

First Floor Plan

Credits

Posted By
Architect
  • Antonio Bellonio
Builder
  • Franco Barberis spa

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2018