corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland

REFORM architekt takes over the renovation of VERO CASA

 

VERO CASA by REFORM architekt is deeply rooted in the existing surroundings in Poland while drawing from Italian design. Architect Marcin Tomaszewski took a considerate renovative approach, acknowledging the potential and history of the current structure rather than forcefully imposing drastic changes. The site wasn’t an empty plot but housed a structure with a distinctive style from two decades ago, reminiscent of Tuscany, particularly in its layout and towers.

 

Tomaszewski’s strategy was to enhance the existing Italian style, refraining from demolishing the old house. Instead, he opted to age the structure gracefully and introduced a new design to complement it seamlessly. The resulting U-shaped house allows for a coherent distribution of functions, intertwining with each other while preserving existing plantings, including trees, on the property.

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland
all images by Piotr Krajewski

 

 

renovation project maintains the initial Italian atmosphere

 

From the garden side, the house reveals a strategic setback of one volume relative to the other, forming a cohesive composition influenced by the designed elevation. The materials used—corten, wood, and concrete—are authentic, creating an elevation that harmoniously blends with the natural surroundings. Tomaszewski‘s commitment to authenticity extended to resourcefulness, as roof tiles from the dismantled towers were repurposed for the new roof.

 

Inside, REFORM architekt maintained consistency with authenticity, advising on interior furnishings that align with the project’s ethos. A notable detail is the residents’ strategic relocation during the construction process, ensuring a seamless transition from the old to the new part of the house. Today, the renovated space serves as a modern spa and gym, offering a tranquil retreat in harmony with its surroundings.

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland
VERO CASA by REFORM architekt seamlessly integrates Italian design into its existing Polish surroundings

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland
the resulting U-shaped house intertwines new functions while gracefully revitalizing the existing structure

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland
existing plantings, including trees, are retained on the property, fostering a connection with nature

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland
authentic materials such as corten, wood, and concrete harmonize the elevation with the natural surroundings

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the house’s strategic setback forms a cohesive composition influenced by the designed elevation

corten steel clads vero casa's intertwined volumes in poland
resourcefulness shines as roof tiles from dismantled towers find new purpose, contributing to the new roof

vero-casa-house-reform-architekt-designboom-1800-3

the renovated space serves as a modern spa and gym, offering a tranquil retreat in harmony with its surroundings

 

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project info:

 

name: VERO CASA
architect: REFORM architekt | @reformarchitekt.pl
lead architect: Marcin Tomaszewski

location: Poland

photographer: Piotr Krajewski | @pkrajewski.pl

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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