- Architects: studio wok
- Location: Verona, Italy
- Lead Architects: Marcello Bondavalli, Nicola Brenna and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue
- Area: 250.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Simone Bossi
- Collaborators: Arch. Federica Torri
- General Contractor: PFM contract, Verona
- Structural Engineering, Sustainability: Studio Tecnico associato Breoni
- Agronomy: Simone Bellamoli
- Stone Flooring : Grassi Pietre, Nanto (VI)
- Windows And Tailor, Made Furniture : GF Arredamenti, Ardenno (SO)
- Client: Private
Text description supplied by way of the architects. The new house has been constructed into a bit of the barn of an agricultural court docket on the gates of Verona, close to the river Adige. The venture’s leitmotif is a spatial and subject material discussion between historical past and modernity, and it is usually characterised by way of the nice care taken in phrases of environmental sustainability. In addition to using technical units and techniques for environment friendly power, particular consideration has been given to the encircling territory and panorama in using fabrics and design possible choices.
Together with the construction, the encircling lawn has additionally been redesigned and is now an integral a part of the home.
The focal part of the lawn and the home is a magnolia tree, preserved upon the purchasers’ request. Bordered by way of a sq. black flowerbed, in distinction to the stone floor on which the pool is ready, the tree is the protagonist of the outside house and completely dialogues with the home: the shadow of its foliage is projected at sundown at the stone façade and is visual from all rooms.
The plaster has been indifferent at the façades, with the intention to deliver the river pebbles into view which shape the construction’s load-bearing partitions.
On the entrance in opposition to the lawn, a big arch has been reopened as a reminder of the web site’s historic agricultural serve as, making it the fulcrum round which the areas of the home are disbursed. A huge rear door frames the masonry arch, turning into a threshold and a component of debate between the internal house and the lawn.
The entrance going through the courtyard is characterised by way of a pitcher façade with wood uprights that recollects, in a modern manner, the wood partitions standard of barns discovered in native rural courts.
The fabrics of the façades are conventional and standard of rural structure round Verona: at the façade, river pebbles are grafted on fashionable frames in Biancone, native stone from Lessinia and the monolithic components that space the larch home windows.
The space is ready out throughout three flooring and all ranges have interaction with the gap on the complete top of the lounge. The floor flooring, outstanding by way of a Vicenza stone pavement, welcomes visitors into a big residing house and a library with brick fireside; the higher flooring, perceived as a wood quantity placing from the ceiling, comprise the bedrooms.
The birch plywood cladding designs and defines the internal house, marking a transparent difference between the other sections of the house.