A 23-year-old mountain enthusiast and skier engaged Davide Gratteri and Marta Lavezzari of multidisciplinary Milan design firm Jab Studio to update his dated, chalet-style condominium in the Italian Alps. He lives full time in the space, a top-floor unit in a circa 1970s building, which has the wood beams, pitched roof, and mountain-framing windows. To update the 500-square-foot home for the young outdoors enthusiast, Jab mixed elements from traditional, wood-filled Alpine style with a contemporary floor plan and modular solutions for maximizing the small space.
Photography courtesy of Jab Studio.
The architects wanted a mix of wood in the space, so they lined the ceilings in birch plywood; “the result, in our opinion, is more complex and smart,” they say.