Studio: AMD architecture and OBICUA srl stp
Project: The KINII
Location: Saly Lake city / Powder Mountain / Utah – USA
Category: Private Houses
Credits: Luigi Filetici
The “the Kinii” Ski-Lodge, “the falcon’s nest” in the ancient indian local language, is an attempt to reinterpret the concept of a mountain chalet in a contemporary and eco-compatible way. The project area is located at almost 9000 feet above the sea level, in Powder Mountain, Eden, UT. The unicity of the location was a challenge in terms of design since the spirit of the place is a strong presence widespread on every stone, rock and animal and needed to be kept into account. The Kinii was therefore conceived as an “off-track” refuge. The shape of the building follows the grade, the facade set back and allows a design of terraces covered and protected from the bad weather. The home is subdivide into two blocks: one for guests and children while the other one hosts the master bedroom and other private rooms reserved to the owners. In between the two volumes is a double height living space with staircase. This is a distribution space that connect horizontally the lounge living room with the kitchen/dining area while vertically leads to the night area at the upper floor. It is a traditional configuration inspired by the Reinassance Italian mansion but translated in a contemporary manner. All furniture and built in cabinets and kitchen are custom made, designed and produced in Italy specificly for this property. This way the house is “unique” and can be an example of a tailor made manufact that aims to inspire a way of living in beauty and quality to its inhabitants.