A Room Over the Sea / Studio Zero85

© Sergio Camplone

Architects: Studio Zero85
Location: , Italy
Design Team: Mario Michetti, Giovanna Pizzella, Mirko Giardino
Structural Engineer: Paolo Cerasoli
Project area: 136 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2009
Photographs: Sergio Camplone

© Sergio Camplone

The trabocco is an old “fishing machine” typical of the Adriatic coast. These construction consist of a platform set on pilots above the sea. Horizontally is fixed by long poles or antennas, carring a large fishing net stem out from the platform.

Along time, however, these light architectural features, lost their primary sense and purpose for which they were originally designed and gradually turned into real rooms above the sea.


The project on renovating a “trabocco” recall historical tradition of the structure of the old “trabocchi”, but with a new image and new use.

The project follows the principle of extreme simplicity, a uninterrupted lines follows the contours of the structure. In its interior final finishes, through design of a kitchen area and a small dining room or living room, while the lower section features a small bathroom and a larder.

© Sergio Camplone

The material used is larch wood, that corresponds to the ones used by fishermen.

Cite: "A Room Over the Sea / Studio Zero85" 13 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=126209>