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Private House / BoA Studio Architetti

  • Architects: BoA Studio Architetti
  • Location: Treviso, Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Architects: BoA Studio Architetti - Martina Cafaro, Carlo Zavan
  • Concept: 1st Phase mzc+ (Mario Marchetti, Fabio Zampiero, Giuseppe Cangialosi) 2nd Phase: Amaca Architetti Associati (Carlo Zavan, Monica Bosio, Martina Cafaro, Marco Ferrari)
  • Project Team: Carlo Zavan, Martina Cafaro, Serena Guadagnini, Elena Cecchetto
  • Executive Design and Supervision: Amaca architetti Associati , BoA Studio Architetti: Martina Cafaro e Carlo Zavan/Remo Maitan-Incontri s.r.l.
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta

From the architect. The building is located a few meters from Treviso XVI century walls, within a small industrial area now disused, where Sile river leaves the historical city together with the old water way called Restera. The loft is placed at the last storey of the tower, part of a former button firm of the 20-30ies, one of the first cast-concrete structures in Treviso, connected to main part of the building through an iron and glass walkway.

Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Once demolished the old wall partitions, concrete structures emerge in their strength with 45° shaped beams, six rooflights, the five-meter open space marked by two big pilars and a unique 270° view over the city and the river. The design proposal splits in two the old industrial space.

Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta

The sleeping area mezzanine builds up a volume totally autonomous compared to structural grid in order to retain its own readability, a building within the building, the internal elevation being marked by openings and facings.

Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Linear and helical stairways going up to the decking roof emphatize the two columns verticality. A full-height greenhouse articulates the wide open space into living and dining area. Two new openings within thin floor slab also emphatize roof transparency effect, where the glazed volume is, at a time, vegetal wall and natural vent system.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Private House / BoA Studio Architetti" 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>