On a particularly compressed plot, the construction of a single-family house through the recovery and enlargement of an existing building. The project that, in its volumetric composition, is affected by severe normative restrictions regarding distances from boundaries and other buildings, develops on two floors, one of which is above ground. The obligation to maintain the external dimensions of the existing spatial volume provides the opportunity to define the rules for the composition or make-up of the project, a system of parallelepipeds set one beside the other, adapting the existing structure for improvement. The roofs are all of the same shape and integrate into a single whole with the vertical walls, transforming the building into a “rock”. The walls are of reinforced concrete visible from outside and completely covered with plasterboard using the “box in box” technique. The sloping roofs are cut off at the top to form skylights for the direct lighting of the inside rooms.
ANK ARCHITECTS Andrea Battistin, Andrea De Faveri, Giulia Voltarel, Roberto Bustreo
site: San Donà di Piave, Venice, Italy
site area: 1.100 sqm
volume: 750 mc
cost: 300.000 euro
schedule: 2010 project