Farmhouse converted into contemporary residence by Bartoletti Cicognani
Architects: Bartoletti Cicognani
Location: Faenza, Italy
Photo courtesy: Bartoletti Cicognani
The building was initially a farmhouse, fabricated before 1938. It is presently subjected to a configuration based zoning limitation, with the commitment to keep all its building trademarks unaltered: the basic rooftop cornice, modest and without boxed eave; the restricted window outlines, which permit the inside to get however much normal lightning as could reasonably be expected; the extra red block segments. There must not be any TV recieving wire, no propriety of any sort, close to a couple of undecorated chimneys and just unobtrusive hues ought to be utilized for the mortar covering.
The objective of our intercession was to keep up unaltered the presence of the building utilizing current advances and development strategies.
A decent case of our configuration reasoning is the intercession we did on the rooftop. We figured out how to make a ventilated rooftop keeping unaltered the levity and slenderness average of a conventional development by essentially switching the components. The wooden shafts that look like auxiliary components from the outside are really an optional casing that permits the ventilation, while the fundamental structure is covered up underneath.
A totally distinctive methodology was utilized as a part of the new building and in the insides, where the cutting edge mediation was purposely appeared, utilizing basic shapes, clean lines and straightforwardness.
We attempted to make these two inverse perspectives exist together and impart, trusting that they could make a congruous entire, underlining the association with the earth: the greenery enclosure – considered and intended to look regular – and the diagram of the encompassing slopes.
Every one of the materials we utilized are regular: the stone for the outside ways, the wood for the inside, the lime mortars, and the wooden fiber protection boards inside of the dividers.
It is our custom to choose materials for what they are. For instance, we utilize porcelain gres tiles not to copy stone or wood, but rather for the particular magnificence of the material itself. We utilized solid asphalts for a few stories and requested that the producer replicate the first profile of the window outlines in painted wood and steel.
We attempted to repeat some old working procedures, utilizing oxidized materials and coatings, keeping in mind the end goal to make our increments look impeccably incorporated in the building structure, as though they had dependably been there.
We utilized rust as a part of the colossal sunlight based shading structure, natural wood boards – in order to make them powerless to oxidation –, a dark pale blue iron for the window gratings, old-looking, bronzed metal for some inside components, scratched and torn looking mortar in the majority of the inward dividers.
For us, taking a shot at a building intend to outline with effortlessness and feeling of parity, to subtract as opposed to include, to tidy up the indications of the time tenderly coordinating each component through a cutting edge method for arranging however all the same deferential of the building’s own particular history. We outline through subtraction, including what is required without being rude or invasive.
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