Located in a rugged landscape within the Alpine municipality of Lodrino, the house is the result of combining old elements – a dwelling dating back to the 15th century that was partly altered in the 1970s, and a small stable from the year 1900 that stands as it was originally built – with a new construction of contemporary note. Instead of demolishing the preexisting buildings, the architect and the proprietors agreed on a restoration and expansion strategy based on two key decisions. The first was to add a volume in a way that would unify the complex and form a complete residence under a succession of pitched roofs. The second was to use a single material, reinforced concrete, for the structural reinforcement of the historical walls, thickening some to as much as a meter, so that old and new would be able to engage in a dialogue through the analogous textures of stone and cement. As for the program, the new building – which negotiates the grade difference between the street and the main floor – harbors the entrance, garage, and technical zones, the central construction accommodates the kitchen and the connective spaces, and the former stable hosts the more private rooms...
Tosca Zanotta, Giovanni Marci
Pedrazzini Guidotti (ingeniería engineering)
Superficie construida Built-up area