Stone, Wood And Glass: SV House In Albosaggia, Italy

Natural stone, wood and glass are used by architect Rocco Borromini to build a modern house that reinterprets tradition and creates a strong connection with the surrounding dwellings. Located in Albosaggia, Italy, SV House enjoys stunning views of the Alps. It is built on the ruins of an old rustic structure and follows the same simplicity in design as vernacular architecture, with an emphasis put on modernizing the traditional silhouette. The stone walls are connected by a slab of reinforced concrete, while at the upper level, the use of wood gives the house a rustic look and feel. The small footprint of the structure was maximized. On the ground floor, there’s a kitchen and a cozy living room with a fireplace. The wooden stairs with transparent landings lead to the first floor that contains a bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom, located on the third level, has the most striking feature of the entire house: a large window, overlooking the countryside and the mountains in the distance. In terms of materials, everything is kept simple and natural. Luserna stone, brushed larch and naturally split local stone are complemented by glass and copper. Light floods the entire living space through large windows that establish a dialogue between the interior and the incredible mountainous landscape.

Mountain Museum Nestled Inside the Italian Dolomites by Zaha Hadid

Mountaineer Reinhold Messner is a renowned adventurer who has achieved incredible feats: he was the first person to climb Mount Everest without the aid of an oxygen tank, as well as the first to ascend all 14 mountains around the world that are over 8,000 meters high. Since earning these accomplishments, he’s created a series of museums dedicated to mountain culture across the Alps. His sixth and final installment is called the Messner Mountain Museum Corones. Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, it’s an impressive concrete structure embedded within Mount Kronplatz. The massive museum sits 7,000 feet above sea level and occupies over 10,000 square feet of space. Three angular canopies emerge from the ground, mimicking large boulders that you’d see on the mountainside. They’re made from glass-reinforced fiber concrete, and they have a pale gray exterior that blends into the neighboring limestone surface. To offset the exterior, the inside of the building has slightly darker tones that match the anthracite coal buried deep underground. Hadid’s design offers an awe-inspiring look at the surrounding landscape. She explains in a press release, “The idea [is] that visitors can descend into the mountain to explore its caverns and grottos, before emerging through the mountain wall on the other side, out onto the overhanging terrace with its spectacular, panoramic views.” The Messner Mountain Museum Corones was recently opened to the public in late July, and it’s home to artifacts, images, and tools from the brave explorer’s life.

Italy in Stunning Photographs

The eternal source of inspiration for photographers, painters, artists… A country of ancient cities, majestic mountains and stunning lakes, bewitching seashores and peaceful fields. Italy! Every guest of this friendly country will keep in his heart a piece of this wonderful land. We could talk about Italy very long but it’ better to see than to hear. So we tried to gather some really awesome photos of Italy. Here you can find beautiful photographs of Rome, Tuscany, Venice, lakes Garda and Komo and some other places perhaps you’ve never seen before… Hope you will like it!

Toscana by Andreas Bobanac

Today we want to invite you to make a wonderful journey to picturesque land of Toscana, Italy. With these stunning landscapes captured by talented photographer Andreas Bobanac your trip will be pleasant. So relax and check these beautiful photos!

Mysterious Italy by Giuseppe Desideri

Today we want to show you beautiful art photos of Italy. Teacher from Treviso Giuseppe Desideri will show you his native land by a very unusual angle. Mysterious, sometimes looks like in the middle ages, Italy on these captures will amaze you and force to come to it in your next vacation and visit all these stunning places! Take a look!

Hotel Maison Moschino in Milan

It has become quite popular nowdays to make all hotel’s suits different by styles to satisfy all clients wishes. We’ve already shown you several hotels with such decoration: The Seven Hotel in Paris or V8 Hotel in Stuttgart. Todays Hotel Maison Moschino is located in the old neoclassical railway station in Milan, Italy. There are availiable 65 rooms decorated in absolutely unusual and fantastic styles. Have you ever wanted to sleep in a bed draped with petals of roses? Just check photos and book it here.