Villa Além by Valerio Olgiati / Sebastian Carella / 2013

Villa Além by Valerio Olgiati / Sebastian Carella / 2013


Footnotes

In time, the plants that the Olgiatis have introduced will take on a jungle-like density, framing the long view still more closely and transforming the foreground into three pronounced strata: the pool, a belt of head-height vegetation and the angled planes of the perimeter walls rising in brilliant illumination above. But already the garden conveys the captivating impression of a world in microcosm. It makes for a beautiful sight but, through its visual conjunction with the world beyond, a melancholy one too. ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ Villa Alem: A Castle in the Sky / Tom Vanderbilt / The Wall Street Journal / 2016

Paulo Catrica shoots Villa Alem for the Wall Street Journal

◼︎ Villa Além, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati / Douglas Murphy / ICON / 2015

◼︎ Valerio’s Ark / Peter Sealy / Harvard Design Magazine No. 40 / S/S 2015

◼︎ Villa Além: Valerio Olgiati / The Name Books / 2015


Sources

◼︎ Domus Conclusus: Villa Além in Alentejo, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati / Ellis Woodman / The Architectural Review / 2015


New Entrance of the Graubünden Parliament | Valerio Olgiati / ArcDog / 2017

New Entrance of the Graubünden Parliament | Valerio Olgiati / ArcDog / 2017

Building Switzerland: The Liberated House: Bardill Atelier, Scharans / Swiss Broadcasting Corporation / 2010

Building Switzerland: The Liberated House: Bardill Atelier, Scharans / Swiss Broadcasting Corporation / 2010