elastico + cesario carena: fisherman's house in italy
elastico + cesario carena: fisherman's house in italy elastico + cesario carena: fisherman's house in italy
apr 15, 2013
elastico + cesario carena: fisherman's house in italy


‘fisherman’s house’ by elastico  + cesario carena, asti, italy
image © pino dell’aquila
all images courtesy of elasticospa

 

 

 

the fisherman’s house by italian studio elasticospa in collaboration with cesario carena morphologically layers the many characteristics that make
up the client in a comprehensive project perfectly integrated into its site. the residence revolves around the relationship between the original early
20th-century residence and the contemporary concrete addition, connected by a pergola buffer space shaded by wisteria plants. a variety of volumes
and materials create individual functions that allow the flexibility to entertain larger audiences or serve a smaller private party. the annex extends
spatially and visually into the landscape – a gentle-sloping green roof emerges from grade lined by smoothed concrete retaining walls, ending on the
southeast side of the site as a cantilevered glass-facade mass projecting over a garden framing views of the surrounding trees. manual horizontal louvers
screen solar gain from overheating the interior living room space. a linear exterior staircase separates the western area of the house from the elevated
volumes rendered in a contrastingly vertical wood-formed concrete. the ground level contains a three-car garage and the structurally separate mass
above containing a private bedroom that connects to the existing household.

 

 


approach from the entrance to the site
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


cantilevering living room
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


rooftop garden
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


(left) 1st level garden
(right) exterior courtyard
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


courtyard space ventilating the garage below
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


(left) central staircase dividing differently textured volumes
(right) living room
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 


living room and study area
image © pino dell’aquila

 

 

 


full article here

 

 

project info:

 

 

client: private
size: 600 mq
project design: elastico + cesario carena
team: stefano pujatti, simone carena, cesario carena, francisco del gado, manuela luis y garcia, luca macrì, davide musmeci, ester musso, cristina negri, giovanni tironi
structural design: studio ing cantamessa
plant consultant: luciano ghia
building contractor: impresa sandro penna
photographs: pino dell’aquila

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