r02 - casa uno, sorano, italy, 2005-2006
The existing house is of a simple volume 3 x 6 x 8 m.
The existing construction is made of tufa blocks and is partially set into the stone mass of the hill; to one side there is a small cave.
The existing walls, openings and niches are preserved as they are, while all horizontal structures are demolished.
A deep opening is made to connect the existing house to the nearby cave, extending the living area and allowing a more rational use of the space.
The owner of the house enjoys cooking and gardening, therefore the extension of the house is a kitchen open onto the garden.
The chestnut wood construction built inside the existing tufa walls creates a continuous living space on the ground floor and a night area on the mezzanine and first floor.
The wooden cabinet contains the stairs, the bathroom, closets and the sofa.
The house is covered by Virginia creeper, green in summer, red in autumn.