La casa di andrea / duearchitetti

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

Project Details:
Location: Italy
Type: Interiors
Architects: duearchitetti
Photographs: Simone Bossi

Architect’s Statement:
A quick and synthetic sketch of the entrance portico was instinctively drawn after our first visit to the house. Almost as a necessity. We wanted to catch the spirit of the house. We wanted immediately to find the germ of our project.

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

The apartment is on the third / last floor of a beautiful late 18th century construction. Finely dosed historical references define the façade. A warm yellow color covers the walls.

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

Andrea accompanies us while talking about the house. He shows us the various rooms. One by one he opens the shutters which have been closed for a long while. A gentle winter light reveals an authentic well-proportioned space, divided into rooms with domestic dimensions; a lot of beautiful doors, with two shutters and brass handles, mark the transition from one environment to another. Tall heights of the wooden ceilings are inspiring our future planning solutions.

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

The plan is governed by longitudinal and diagonal axes which pass to the rooms to continue beyond the openings in the greenery of the surrounding gardens. We understand instinctively that our project has to enhance the existing context by distinguishing it. The common line has to be elegance.

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

The homogeneity of the concrete floor becomes therefore the surface where images designed by the shadows are moving in a cyclically different way. They are long and intrusive in the early hours of the morning and short and marked around noon.
It is a continuous surface which accompanies us in all the environments dialoguing in a complementary way with the wooden ceiling.

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

The windows, large and all equal, except from the veranda, are distributed evenly on three sides of the house.
The light enters uniformly and constantly in all the northern rooms coloring the air with blue.

On the other hand the elegance of a large moving shadow warms up the rooms placed to the east and to the south.
It is a privilege reserved for few houses.

La casa di andrea / duearchitetti
© Simone Bossi

The soft and vertical grain of the elm wood is welcoming us at the entrance. We will find it again in the library and in the kitchen. It is a beautiful and precious material for its color, its texture and its age and for which the concrete enhances the naturalness.

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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