Design TeamStefano Pujatti, Alberto Del Maschio, Marco Burigana, Corrado Curti, Valeria Brero, Daniele Almondo, Serena Nano
Text description provided by the architects. A new house had to be designed on a slope of the pre-Alps. The site had good exposure and beautiful views on the landscape of the foothills of Pordenone.
The analysis of building elements and typological features of the surrounding area led us to consider the project as an intervention on an existing building.
The theme of the type and use of the material is interpreted by creating an archetype of the foothills house, made of proportional relationships, heights, materials and shapes, on which living spaces are defined by interventions of "excavation".
Some of the typical elements such as balconies, while maintaining their material image, deform inward to create living spaces and protrude to the west to give the best views. The window/door openings play a fundamental role in the composition: they
have the same proportions of the local building when "pierce" the exterior walls, and become bigger when overlook the balconies inside the building edge.
The shape of the volume inside the house perimeter reveals the anomaly rather than the structure of common houses: a formal anomaly that aims to give new meaning to the traditional elements.