Dependance House / SPEDstudio

© Courtesy of SPEDstudio

Architects: SPEDstudio
Location: Gubbio,
Partner in Charge: Saverio Panata
Project Team: Andrea Ambroso, Enrico Dusi, Silvia Zini
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 40 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SPEDstudio

The stereotype of the tool shed, made with old sheets and recycled material as a collage of different volumes, is revised and distorted in a continuous process of intensification and citation. The symmetry of the gable is broken along the ridge line to leave space for a long blade of light, which provides excellent visual quality to the owner.

Floor Plan

A wooden box is added as superstructure to the master volume, allowing a visual connection with the lodging nearby. The continuous zinc coating envelops the entire volume, integrating the drain and the ventilated cavity without interruption. The lighting system inside the building underlines the two different inclinations of the ceiling and emphasizes the continuity of the covering.

© Courtesy of SPEDstudio
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  • Jean-Yves MESNIL

    perfect but too many thermal bridges…