The project deals with an intervention on a building dating from the 1930s, with dysfunctions both at structural level and at the level of inner relationship between spaces, with the aim of enhancing its parameters and bringing it to contemporary standards of use.
The proposed volume creates a dialogue between old and new, by keeping the valuable architectural part of the old house and completing it with a modern building volume, adapted to the current requirements in terms of housing and comfort. The resulting building has the advantage of being both coherent within the existing urban setting, with its historical character, while creating a functional interrelationship between the newly created spaces.
The architectural language is discreet and sincere, the new vs. old being treated separately in terms of finishings, with different colors and textures, while sharing the connection elements – such as the warm finish with natural wood veneer panels.
The resulting building fits with the local scale of the area, with a 4 storey height regime, containing two apartments and is equipped with semi-basement parking, private openings towards the outside – balconies, walking terraces, landscaped green space and a little garden.