Casa La Scala
Nestled on the shore of Lake Garda, in Italy’s Lombardy region, a Brutalist, concrete structure stands in stark contrast to the verdant landscape. It’s the erstwhile home of French sculptor and publisher André Bloc, built in the 1950s by his friend, the Italian architect Vittoriano Viganò. A simple holiday house for three, it was designed for recharging, making art, and drinking in the lakeside vistas.
Photography by FEDERICO TORRA
‛The coast of the lake in this area (near Portese) is beautiful, and still very little inhabited and built,’ Domus wrote in 1959. ‛The point where the house stands (above the Baia del Vento) is completely isolated. It is a rough terrain, with grass and olive trees, from which a plateau drops sheer to the water with a rocky cliff and a small beach.’