Fisherman’s House / ELASTICO

Fisherman's house / elastico
© Pino Dell’Aquila

Project Details:
Location: Asti, Italy
Type: ResidentialHouses
Area: 600m2
Architects: ELASTICO + Cesario Carena
Team: Simone Carena, Stefano Pujatti, Cesario Carena, Francisco Del Gado, Manuela Luis y Garcia, Luca Macrì, Davide Musmeci, Ester Musso, Cristina Negri, Giovanni Tironi
Photographs: Pino Dell’Aquila

The project aimed to respect the existing nature and contents of the site whilst reflecting the requirements and cultural background of the client. The multiplicity of the themes involved is reflected in the various parts that make up the finished work, forming a sort of collage of overlapping layers.

Fisherman's house / elastico
© Pino Dell’Aquila

The house opens westwards onto the garden. In fact, it becomes an integral part of that external space thanks to the body housing the living-room, which arises energetically from the ground and gives clear and faceful definition to the area of the main entrance.

Fisherman's house / elastico
© Pino Dell’Aquila

To the east, the house works more smoothly to establish relations with its surroundings; the architectural language now allows more room for decoration and the modulation of surfaces. The scale of both the building and the window/door openings is reduced; this makes for a more domestic effect, linking the structure with the original core building and the other structures built on the edge of the property at the beginning of twentieth century. The main access is located between these very different volumes. A pergola of wisteria defines the space that links the pre-existing and new structures.

Fisherman's house / elastico
© Pino Dell’Aquila

The treatment of the solid volumes, the changing and shitting sightlines and the use of a variety of materials- all these serve to create a complex space that is almost urban in effect. This is an agglomeration of buildings that interact and intersect, defining private spaces for the family and also more public areas for parties and receptions.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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