C House / ES-arch

© Marcello Mariana

Architects: ES-arch – Enrico Scaramellini Architetto
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Budget: 35,000 €
Area: 350 sqm
Project Team: Arch. Luca Trussoni, Arch. Vanessa Villa
Photographs: Marcello Mariana


© Marcello Mariana

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 fixed element, 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.

© Marcello Mariana

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 advantage of a contemporary wood facing.

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In certain cases the covering draw 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 enlarging, over the usual measure, the red color. A bar code, a decoration, organizes with horizontal band the façade.

Cite: "C House / ES-arch" 04 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=231742>