The territory of Gavi is currently experiencing a rebirth characterized by the activism of some farms growing strongly that therefore are in need of new operative spaces. Between them, “La Raia” is one of the most interesting farms because it combines the activity of agriculture with that of a Foundation which aims to protect and promote the values of the territory by interventions concerning art and culture. In this context, the project of the new agricultural machinery depot, that clearly with its pure functional scope has a minor impact on the architectural scenario, needs a deeper gaze that cannot disregard a consideration upon the territory, restricting the functional issue to a precondition.
The volume of the new project is not meant as an object laid on the ground, but rather it is the result of a simple ground modelling which exploits the natural slope of the hill. Overall it blends into the landscape, preserving its continuity and at the same time it does not renege on a precise architectural characterization through a concrete overhang that, together with the below wall decorated with burnt strips, first divides and then unifies the topographic levels of the slope.
▼建筑充分利用山体上自然形成的斜坡以融入场地，the project is the result of a simple ground modelling which exploits the natural slope of the hill
▼由清水混凝土和预制板材构成的简洁体量，the clear construction made up of a simple fair faced concrete structure with a predalle slab
The construction, made up of a simple fair faced concrete structure with a predalle slab, is clear and achieved with a low budget. The details of the joints, the texture of the caisson and the burnt wooden dies inserted in the caisson, are the elements that, together with the form, give quality and originality to the handcraft.
▼内部的储存室由自然光照亮，the storage room inside is illuminated by natural light
▼材料细部展示出优质而独特的制作工艺：the details of the material give quality and originality to the handcraft
Natural and artificial light is part of the project: the storage room inside is illuminated by natural light that follows the sun movements. The agricultural depot is illuminated by fluorescent lamps inserted into the prefabricated slab, that draw an abstract and linear ceiling pattern easily visible at the sunset.
▼机械仓库由嵌入预制板的日光灯提供照明，the agricultural depot is illuminated by fluorescent lamps inserted into the prefabricated slab
Project name: Agricultural machinery depot
Architect’ Firm: deamicisarchitetti
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Architects: deamicisarchitetti
Project location: Gavi (Al), Italy
Completion Year: 2017
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 260mq
Photo credits: Alberto Strada