Anna Vittoria Zuliani.
“Pure nature” is the motto of the “Home RANGE”, a stunning chalet nestled in the breathtaking panorama of the Mont Blanc. This home, small apartment, designed by Studio Oikos, a famous study of architecture and interior architecture in Milan, it fits perfectly into the mountain setting with its appearance of traditional-style. The basic idea of the architectural style derives from the rural houses in these days, in the territory of the Haute-Savoie.
The use of typical materials of the natural and the retrieval of items from the local constructive tradition, alongside a sensitivity of composition and contemporary. The combination of color elements and warm natural contrast to the hard weather conditions in winter, and underlines the objectives of sustainability and ecology project, which fits well with the full respect in the context of the landscape.
The exterior façade and the interior furniture are perfectly harmonized: the old solid wood crude extends from the outer wall up to the inside walls, the flooring and the furniture and represents the fil rouge of the successful concept of the Oikos. With the addition of the elements of granite and two large fireplaces, the interiors are natural, essential, and timeless.
This aspect makes the project significant: the ability to combine traditional and contemporary elements, without going overboard. What makes the modern chalet is its adaptation to the contemporary without ever being reduced to mere aesthetics.
With the ground floor lowered and the large windows, which blurs the boundary between inside and out, and the nature enters directly into the living room. In this environment, the view on the mountain is spectacular and exciting, which is framed by large glass windows included in the project.
Thanks to the choice of materials, the feeling of warmth and security is strong, while in the essentiality of the choice of design elements. The natural environment is interrupted only by the elegant stainless steel elements in the kitchen and the chandeliers drip interpreted modernly.
In the bathrooms continues the combination of great effect wood-stone. The containers support top True to Duravit come into the scene, taking advantage of the indirect light, and fit perfectly into the overall picture of the order.
Their sculptural presence stands out thanks to the lighting and the contrast with the wood laid to floor and coating. The combination of materials ensures a result that is warm and cozy, muffled, as in every other room of the house, and in contrast with the rigid temperatures of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Firmly on floors of stone, the geometric elegance of the basins consecrates them to the presence of primary and central in the room. The same ceramic material in which is made of the shape-linear, stressing the nature of essential items. If in the project of “Home RANGE” has been reached with the bathroom furniture as a result that evokes harmony and warmth, the determinant is the style of the sinks , which makes them suitable for any implementation.
Are in fact elements that are not ambition to appearance, but with a timeless elegance that makes them the protagonists of the bathroom. The dichotomy between past and present is present as well in this bathroom as in the rest of the house, making the sought-after result, and without time.