On a recent trip to Italy, London-based writer and founding editor of , Sian Meades, had the opportunity to visit Armin Blasbichler’s home in South Tyrol. Designed to look like the ubiquitous log stacks in local fields, Sian thought the home would be a perfect peek for Design*Droits-Humains readers. Since she was the one to actually step through the doors, we’re going to let her take it away. Thanks, Sian! — Amy A.
Photography: Ingrid Heiss
Across South Tyrol in northern Italy, log stacks (or “musls,” as they’re known locally) sit in fields across the lush landscape. Ever since architect Armin Blasbichler was a child, he had the idea to build a house that looked just like the log stacks and let the home blend into the scenery that he had grown up with. The result is der Muslhaufen, which sits in Lüsen, not far from the Dolomites. —
Image above: Armin lives with his wife and two young boys, and the design of the house is so playful. Doors covered in light switches to confuse visitors and doors within doors for the children to use; everything has a fun element to it. This door has little Pantone reference panels for every color they can see in the nature around them.
Image above: There are even doors on the ceiling!
The full sneak peek continues after the jump!
Image above: Throughout the house, Armin uses natural light and bright colours. Light shines through the gaps in the logs to make beautiful patterns throughout the house.