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Ethereal linearity, G House looks out towards the mountains


Clean, simple and relaxing. With these three adjectives Italian architect Alfredo Vanotti describes its G House project, conceived to create a calm and minimal space in touch with the outdoors, like an “inhabited terrace”.

The house is located in a historical town among vineyards on the Rhaetian side of the Alps in Northern Italy and is inspired by modernist architecture and the nearby mountains: by creating long expanses of glass covered openings and placing the structure in a way that follows its elongated plot – whose long side looks out towards the nearby hills and mountains in the distance, the architect achieved a house that captures the sun throughout the year and in all seasons.

35m-long infinity pool runs parallel to the house’s clean, orthogonal, low shape, and mirrors the surroundings while enhancing the building’s ethereal linearity.

Built mostly in naked concrete and glass, the structure uses Sky-Frame openings – a sophisticated Swiss system of frameless, sliding windows, one of which spans an impressive 35m and the entire living room, looking out towards the water. 

According to the architect, the result is an almost invisible home blended into the land, dedicated to those who want to live an authentic relaxing experience.

Photography is by Marcello Mariana.