The architecture of Villa Alvarium
A key factor in determining the design of the building was the realisation that the modern world Bauhaus style had not survived. With energy in mind, a compact building structure was sought, featuring solid exterior walls on the north and east-facing sides and fully glazed exterior walls opening up to the sun on both the south and west-facing sides. As a result, nature is brought into the living area and the room is flooded with natural light.
The building materials consist of cement, glass, aluminium and wood.
All walls and ceilings have been kept in exposed concrete to reflect the historical origin of the building. The exterior walls were constructed using attractive white cement. A light, floating roof covered with greenery shelters the roof terrace. Large sun terraces provide the perfect location for al fresco dining and the chance to enjoy the sun and mild air on the comfortable deck chairs.