RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF A FIFTIES HOUSE
renovation | extension | residential | reuse | single home | bricks | stairs | interior design | details | custom furniture
Casale sul Sile (Treviso)
The scheme concerned the refurbishment and extension of a portion of a terrace of houses built in the 50s on the outskirts of Treviso in Casale sul Sile.
The project endeavoured to bring back and enhance some of the qualities of the original building removed in previous works, that once restored would give back its character.
Behind the terrace stands an old brick-kiln, rich in history, but whose charm has been distorted by the haphazard building of recent years. Operations began with the removal of the plastering covering the hand-worked brick facade, as if to allow the building to breathe again.
The extension, as if to embrace the original nucleus of the house, is positioned in alignment with the main facade, and then, at the rear facade, following the course of the lot. On the ground floor the various rotations generate an open space which wheels around the old brick walls and where the small garden becomes part of the house by means of the large glass doors placed on opposite sides. The first floor rooms take on the form generated by the various rotations and turn around the original portion, and thus a walk-through study has been obtained.
The alignment of the roofing, which does not follow the perimeter of the building exactly, and the roof frame itself, made up of beams placed longitudinally, give rise to variously articulated spaces and geometries.
The openings of the new building and those added to the original nucleus are completely different in size and shape to the existing ones, in order to make the renovations stand out.
It was always our intention to make use of traditional materials and construction techniques in order to render the construction easily achievable for the owners themselves. It is the use and combination of these materials that make the works so contemporary.
The fixtures and beams are in rusted iron, the ground floor in industrial cement, the first storey has larch floorboards, while the roofing is in bleached larch.
Photographer: Adriano Pecchio