A traditional “maso” (Alpine farmhouse) transformed into a luxury residence in keeping with the spectacular beauty of the Dolomites. Using the IdealPark IP1-HMT V07 platform has allowed the landscape to be protected without foregoing a large car park inside the building.
The peaks, which are tinged with pink at sunset, are just the crowning glory of the amazing spectacle constantly offered by the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. So, it comes as no surprise that some of the most famous holiday destinations in the world, the favourite destinations of the international jet set are located just a few kilometres away. One such destination is Calfosch in Alta Badia, in the shadow of the imposing Sella mountain range, just a short distance from Val Gardena.
In this building, the car parking area is on the third floor underground because the first two underground floors are used for accommodation and the wellness area. Having to build a ramp just to reach a single underground floor at 10.37 metres below the road surface is of no benefit either from a functional or aesthetic point of view. The IdealPark platform, however, retains all the exterior space that can be used for gardens or courtyards.
The car lift model chosen for this project is IP1-HMT V07.
Given that the lift compartment is located on the outside of the building perimeter and there is an insulating cladding (non-load bearing) on the external walls of the building, special metal anchors had to be used to secure it to the structural parts of the building.
In this case, to conceal the lift and also increase protection from the elements (since the temperatures are also very low and snowfalls are common), a roof with two gables was created which tied the lift compartment into the architecture of the rest of the building, achieving a unique result in harmony with the surroundings and creating a sense of order and well-organised use of the spaces.