Case Del Prato by AMDL CIRCLE
Introducing the Case Del Prato: a picturesque, rustic chalet hotel situated in the tranquil Redagno di Sopra, Italy.
Nestled in the stunning South Tyrol region, these charming wooden structures are the masterpiece of AMDL CIRCLE, carefully crafted from fallen trees devastated by Storm Vaia in 2018. Discover serenity as you gaze upon the breathtaking Dolomites from your suite, and embrace the harmony of nature and history within this captivating escape.
About Case Del Prato
Introducing the Case del Prato: Wooden Architectural Gems
The Case del Prato, translating to Homes in the Pastures, are two charming wooden structures that expand Hotel Zirmerhof in Redagno di Sopra, South Tyrol, with six additional rooms. These artistic and architectural creations by AMDL CIRCLE embody a holistic approach to art, architecture, and design, incorporating wood from the Vaia storm that devastated millions of cubic meters (approximately 70.6 million cubic feet) of trees across Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Lombardy in October 2018.
Transforming Fallen Wood into Art and Architecture
These two houses repurpose the fallen wood into a stunning architectural installation, featuring spaces and objects designed by AMDL CIRCLE. Nestled in a tranquil meadow slope, the structures overlook a historic farmstead and blend seamlessly into the picturesque landscape of the Val d’Adige and the Dolomites. Replacing a former car park, the two volumes create an inviting piazza for guests arriving at the Zirmerhof.
Harmonious Design with Nature and Heritage
Every detail of the project is designed to harmonize with nature and respect the history and sensibility of the Zirmerhof. The houses are constructed using recovered fir and larch trees, with wood being the main element of the project. This choice highlights wood’s ability to adapt and remain in sync with nature’s rhythms, even after being transformed into a structure.
Incorporating Traditional Techniques and Unique Layouts
The round rooflines mirror traditional barns, while the larch shingles represent an ancient construction technique still employed in the Dolomites. The two houses, though sharing soft lines, have distinct layouts: the first features a circular plan with two suites on two levels, while the second offers a linear plan housing four apartments on two levels and a full-height central space for social activities. Both structures boast panoramic terraces and continuous colonnades on the ground floor.
Timeless Interiors and Craftsmanship
The interior environments, installed by Produzione Privata, showcase experimental designs and support the craftsmanship sector, allowing CIRCLE to create spaces where objects and interiors grow in harmony with the architecture. The meticulous design of each element lends a modern touch, while the high-quality execution relies on skilled craftsmanship. Walnut wood furnishings, inspired by local tradition, complement the structures’ antique elements.
Creating a Comfortable, Relaxing Atmosphere
From the truss ceiling pattern to the choice of finishes and furnishings, every aspect of the design contributes to a cozy, relaxing environment. The warm atmosphere is achieved through the colors and material qualities of wood and fabrics, with technology remaining invisible and integrated. Large windows serve as display cases framing the landscape, encouraging guests to admire nature and find mental rejuvenation.
Photography by Max Rommel