House VG renovation by ES arch

Charging the house with new meanings.

Project Specs

Design Firm:

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It is a project on a rural building of the ‘20s-‘30s flanked by a building dating back to the ’70s, not at all consistent with the context. The existing volumes have a facade facing south while the rest of the building borders with other properties and is therefore completely closed.

▼改造后,after renovation

▼原貌,original view


The theme of the contiguity of the volumes, also traceable in spontaneous rural architecture, becomes key in the design process. This proximity means that the perception of buildings is absolutely different depending on the point of view. Very close volumes seem to merge into a single entity. The main intent is to build the project by adding as little as possible.

▼外貌,exterior view

▼不停角度看建筑,views from different sides



The project takes note of the definition of the two volumes; on the one hand, the tall building with the two-pitched roof, on the other, the low building with the roof terrace. The project builds a linear parapet that closes the rectangular geometry of the facade.

▼较高的建筑拥有人字形坡面屋顶,较低的建筑则设有屋顶露台, the tall building with the two-pitched roof and the low building with the roof terrace


Close to the opening where the access stairs to the first floor are inserted, we worked with the desire to make clear the slight separation between the two volumes. The retreat of the parapet for the width of the staircase and the partial wood cladding become functional to the perception of the measured detachment. A new wooden box protrudes to a small extent on the second floor, clearly defining the composition of the façade.

▼从外部嵌入二层的木盒清晰的定义了建筑的立面特征,a new wooden box protrudes to a small extent on the second floor, clearly defining the composition of the façade



The main theme of the project is to transform elements that are considered disturbing in quality elements, returned to the community with new values and meanings.


▼交通空间,circulation space


该项目以原有建筑为基底进行有限的整修,并最终将建筑与周围环境整合成平衡统一的居住画面。通过建筑设计手法为一栋被遗忘的建筑赋予全新的面貌 ,使其拥有更深的意义和价值。

The project is superimposed on the existing building, operating a limited set of modifications, in such a way as to return a new, unitary and balanced image. A forgotten building is regenerated through architecture; the landscape is transformed through the acquisition of a measured intervention, charged with new meanings.

▼夜景,night view



▼底层平面图,the ground floor plan

▼二层平面图,the first floor plan

▼三层平面图,the second floor plan

Location: Madesimo (Sondrio), latitude 46.26.04N longitude 09.21.27E
Year: 2017, in progress
Client: private
Surface/dimensions: 243 m2
Budget: Cost of works of 1.200 €/m2
Project leader: Arch. Enrico Scaramellini
Consultants: Studio associato Bianco & Mastai, studio H2o, Arch. Francesco Manzoni
Work progress: realised by 31st December 2017
Photo: marcello mariana fotografia

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