Recovery and re-use of a historic building, Serra San Bruno (VV), 2012

Residential, Selected projects

The building is located in the heart of the Serra San Bruno historical town next to the beautiful church of “Maria SS dei sette dolori”. The architectural work consists of a recovery of the twentieth century structure to become a holiday home.

The main facade looking towards the main town square has a relationship with a rich, local historical context. The addition of a vertical connecting structure created a contrast with the important volume of the main building.

The choice of wood covering strips creates a stereometric volume interacting with the existent one.

The stylistic elements which include artefacts, iron, wood, and stone are introduced as a dialogue between similarity and contrast, seeking out a new interpretation of contemporaneity and the tradition of local architecture.