Casa C

Casa C, Madesimo - Italy, Es Arch - Enrico Scaramellini
Construction year: 2011
Address: Province of Sondrio, Lombardy | MADESIMO | Italy
Latitude/Longitude: 46.439, 9.36096

Casa C developed itself recognizing characteristic elements which become immediately binding.

First of all, it’s established the existing distribution. The project starts with a “no project act”; the choice moves attention to a different project level.

The new floor, made with oak boards, becomes the form generative element. It goes up on walls, folds itself and fills some parts of the ceiling. New geometries, in an almost independent form, redefine the perception of interior spaces. A new element, the red color, is introduced as a clue, as a bond. Hollow parts of furniture or colored bands in movement on the wardrobe door become direct connection element with the exterior.

Refurbishment of façade: geometries around red color

The existing building composition configures itself by a band system organized by floor (ground floor – stone, 1st and 2nd – white plaster, attic – dark wood). The only recurring element is the red shutter.

The project plans to maintain the color as a fixed element, the element of memory, the building will be recognizable as the “house with red windows”.

Instead, the project acts on the articulation of wood facings, that are expanded in their surfaces.

Seeing the building volume, basically cubic, it’s decided to articulate the covering with a predominance of vertical lines and playing with geometrical surfaces, staggering and empting.

The final image deletes the band organization, to the advantage of a contemporary wood facing. In certain cases the covering draws a frame around the window, to receive inside the shutters when open.

The east façade, all wooden, with a regular scansion of windows, is resolved to enlarge, over the usual measure, the red color.

A barcode, a decoration, organizes with the horizontal band the façade.

Client: Private
Date: Project and construction 2011
Budget: 35.000 €
Façade Area: 350 m2
Project team: Arch. Luca Trussoni, Arch. Vanessa Villa

Contributed by Es Arch-Enrico Scaramellini

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