terrain: situated at the base of a hill, has 490 square meters, is busy at the center of the field by a two-storey house with 161m2 and in the far north with a body attachment of 61m2.
doubt: appropriate and rehabilitate? demolish and build from scratch?
analysis: the home of 25 years, never suffered he works of a redevelopment has a drawing humble, cramped rooms and lack of light. the top floor is partially based in part on the ground and lower floor, dedicated to the garage and tidy. the base of the building system of brick masonry, occasionally aided by elements in reinforced concrete outer walls. the floors are made of screeds and slab supported directly on the ground. the carpentry and joinery is poor faltering. has no waterproofing and isolation, or heating and cooling systems or energy recovery. at the present the facilities are outdated and corroded…
conclusion: for the existing construction obtain the average level of comfort and quality rehabilitation is expected to complicated and costly, with no guarantee that what is most lacking – architecture.
objective: control the dominance of the bordering buildings. unsubscribe wanton look from outside to inside the property. exponential use of outdoor spaces. naturalizing the ground in shape and finish. explore the constructive capacity of the land and minimize soil sealing. try the principle of total utility surface – and ground cover – rediscovering its virtues space. naturally ventilate and illuminate each interior space. get constructive economy with high standards of comfort and construction quality.
proposal: the demolition results in a gap in relief – the old basement. it extends the existing excavation up to the north. overlaps with a balanced platform of reinforced concrete. the sum forms a covered outdoor space to accommodate cars, garden and a studio. the plan of concrete is the material that is modeled, unfolds, folds, and redoubled itself to form floors, walls, ramps and roofs. cut, cut out and the light comes in the form of atria, courtyards and vain. the house is scattered on the ground and garden and finds itself divided. the center, however, its returned to the people. results in a concrete sculpture that is closed with modular panels of wood or glass. inside, the social area, is a sequence of polygons intersected, likely to be close to each other through mobile pans. the plant is less free in the intimate area of the house, a sequence of cells to the north, bathed in a melancholy light.