Elena House / deltastudio

Elena House / deltastudio

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Caprarola, Italy
  • Architects: deltastudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  290
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Simone Bossi
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Flos, OLIVARI, Riflessi, Schüco, VitrA
  • Design Team: Dario Pompei, Valerio Galeone
  • Engineering: Viviana Fracassa, Paolo Capaldi
  • Metal Works: Officina Natali-Mariani
  • Collaborators: Simone Antonelli
  • City: Caprarola
  • Country: Italy
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Elena House / deltastudio - Interior Photography, Handrail
© Simone Bossi

Text description provided by the architects. Surrounded by a centuries-old chestnut grove and a breathtaking view of the town of Caprarola, an old agricultural warehouse finds new life in the will of a young couple. With the arrival of the second child, the two want new spaces: from those for the family that expands to those more intimate for the couple.

The starting point is a structure designed for agriculture. A rough volume articulated on two levels ... warehouse in the basement and laboratory on the upper floor. The two levels are joined by a large external staircase open on two sides. An artifact that is anything but organic, looking for a meeting point with the context.

Elena House / deltastudio - Exterior Photography, Chair
© Simone Bossi
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Elena House / deltastudio - Exterior Photography
© Simone Bossi

To amalgamate landscape and architecture, the property changes rewrites itself. Openings, closings, new volumes. Outside, the design approach becomes compositional. A metal structure wraps the house like a grid. Horizontal and vertical elements frame the views, define spaces, perform the functions of shading during the day and those of lighting in the evening. The need? A device is as functional as it is aesthetic, which, in the unifying search for the essential, rewrites prospects and relationships between solids and voids.

Elena House / deltastudio - Interior Photography, Chair
© Simone Bossi

The method continues within, compositional and always by subtraction. Wide, minimal spaces that open to the landscape. The living area follows the solar arc overlooking the Borgo with large windows. The sleeping area instead, facing the countryside, investigates the intimate relationship between man and nature, with a succession of smaller openings that like canvases capture and tell different details of the park surrounding the house.

Elena House / deltastudio - Interior Photography
© Simone Bossi
Elena House / deltastudio - Interior Photography, Bedroom
© Simone Bossi

The horizontal surfaces, devoid of geometry, infuse in the rooms a natural continuity interrupted only by the large wooden block that hides and separates the functions. On the interior scenic backdrops, the light enhances the sculptural materiality of the furniture, simple and bright, a synthesis of a rediscovered harmony between architecture and context. 

Elena House / deltastudio - Interior Photography, Windows, Handrail
© Simone Bossi

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Cite: "Elena House / deltastudio" 02 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/936795/elena-house-deltastudio> ISSN 0719-8884

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