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.
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.
▼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.
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.
▼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
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