The Italian studio Act Romegialli with the assistance of the landscape architect Gheo Clavarino redesign the garage of a weekend retreat nestled in the Rhaetian Alps into a space for relaxing and entertaining. The team retained the stone wall and original columns of the garage, adding a metal frame to support glazed glass panels and a pitched roof. Deciduous vegetation climbs over the top of the shelter – named ‘Green Box’ – covering it in a layer of plants. The interior comprises two rooms, characterised by rough surfaces such as the exposed concrete ceilings and a minimal look that allows nature to take centre stage.

All images © Marcello Mariana

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