LocationSanta Croce, Italy
Architect in ChargeArcht. Maximum Orio Boselli
Project of structure, Installations and Supervision of worksEng. Stefano Debiasi, Surveyor Roberto Daneu
Electrical EquipmentSkerk Boris
CompanySandri Marco & Mitia, Duino Aurisina (TS)
Text description provided by the architects. In the small house, located in a village of the Karst region close to Trieste, practical sliding elements made in Dacron, appear in their lightness (at the same time items of furniture and lighting), concealing endless possibilities.
This project takes place in a small town in the Karst plateau, not far from Trieste, characterized by its narrow alleys stretching around the old dwellings, overlooking the Gulf of Trieste.
The will was that of avoiding the addition of an indoor staircase that of course it would have taken up too much room, so we have finally opted for connecting the different storeys, thanks to a tiny elevator and the staircase has been moved outside.
Thus, space has become wider by giving the possibility to create new dimensions.
The space is empty, just few dynamic elements with a light design represent those anchorage points to “make the conquest” and reinvent continually the space of experience.
The total absence of furniture, substituted by lightweight sliding elements made in Dacron conceals endless possibilities, including the elevator.
The same area on the ground floor can become a place for cooking, listening to music, meeting; on the first floor, a bedroom and a reading or listening room, while the second floor is a study that can be converted into a guest room.
The wall in Dacron becomes an item of furniture, lighting and steady change of the space and ideally it extends to the first floor creating a continuity clearly visible from outside.
This continuity is pointed out by a clear glass cutting, conceived to be walked, it is repeated on every loft corresponding to the main façade and it allows to have a visual image on all floors, by highlighting the height of the building and the continuity of the light cutting and sliding elements.
The fluid space winds the way, set completely free also thanks to the choice not to use any kind of close or door: this implies even more emphasis in the fluidity of every function.
The dialogue with outside is strong and any hour of the day or night priorities areas move outside and vice versa, depending on how you want to live the space; it happens through a wide glass window and glazing placed on a slight metal stand.
Thanks to some devices (complete closure of the front door on the ground floor and black sliding wall in Dacron on the first floor), the space can be lived in intimacy, but also it can be transformed by opening outwards, so becoming a place for meeting many people.