Building Of The Day: An Incognito Power Station, Hidden Behind A Screen Of Green
October 10, 2012
Building: Hydroelectric Power Station Punibach
Architect: monovolume architecture + design
Location: South Tyrol, Italy
Why We Liked This:
Where was this project when we were working on our top five “earthy” dwellings for hobbits? The structure is almost entirely self-effacing, snuggly tucked under the lip of a hillside. The architects call it a “fracture in the landscape”, but the project exhibits none of the violence implicit in that description. Instead, the gentle curves of the concrete shell act as a natural terminus for the flowing lawn, while the pale timber facade casts an organic front to the roaring machines within. When dark falls, the hum and glow of the machinery seep through the wood slats and down to the rolling hills beyond.Read the complete project description here.
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