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Penthouse in the Italian Dolomites by Vudafieri-Saverino


The Italian architectural studio Vudafieri-Saverino designed a new,stunning 160 m2 Penthouse for the Rosa Alpina Hotel SPA, a well-known symbol of Italian hospitality excellence. The Hotel Rosa Alpina is located in the centre of San Cassiano in Alta Badia (1537 metres above sea level) in the heart of the Dolomites. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.

The new structure is situated on the fourth floor of the Engelstrakt wing, and is composed of three suites, a large lounge with glass panel windows overlooking the mountains, fireplace, bar and kitchen area. Bright, open spaces which thanks to the extraordinary view of the majestic Dolomite peaks, enable the nature and the surrounding landscape to be enjoyed even when inside.
The new penthouse’s pride and joy is the private wellness area which faces directly onto the mountain views, a unique experience which refreshes both body and mind.


The architects Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino have carried out a reinterpretation of tradition, putting in place an elegant mix between the location’s identity, traditional materials and contemporary design elements. Hence, among the items of furniture, pieces by Tom Dixon, Edra, Fornasetti, Gubi, Carl Hansen & Son, Driade and others stand out. Design objects which give a touch of colour and sophisticated elegance to rooms dominated by wood and traditional materials used in mountain building construction. Vudafieri-Saverino Partners so design warm and soft spaces, which constitute a true and proper invitation for the structure’s guests to relax. Harmony with the landscape, extreme attention to detail and a delicate equilibrium between nature and the artificial which so define a precise sense of luxury, a hallmark of elegance and discretion.
The new penthouse project renews a collaboration dating back to 2008, when VudafieriSaverino Partners designed 10 suites for the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. Located inside the hotel’s new wing, built entirely in wood and low environmental impact materials, the rooms are characterised for their rigorous, elegant and refined spaces, exactly like the surrounding mountains.

An oasis of tranquility in which there is no lack of contemporary detail, in this case from refined chromatic contrasts: in fact within the spaces the colour white dominates, contrasting with the larch wood and peaceful, yet at the same time intense, shades of green.

Photography by AlexFilz

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