larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy

Messner Architects renovates 1970s Residence in Silandro

 

The RVTK family residence by Messner Architects is situated above Silandro, Italy, on the south-facing slope of the Val Venosta Montesole Mountain. This area features a mix of single and multi-family homes with gardens and vineyards. Opposite the valley, Montetramontana mountain, with its meadows and forests, rises while the valley plain extends from east to west, inclining towards Resia Pass.

 

Originally built in 1978, the three-story house featured a gabled roof, a semi-subterranean basement, and a first and second floor. In 2020, a renovation and expansion project commenced to create space for three apartment units. This involved demolishing and reconstructing the attic floor, elevating it by half a story, and adding a roof deck. Renovations in the basement and first-floor apartments allowed for the restructuring of floor plans, expanding spaces, and modifying window openings.

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
all images by Karina Castro

 

 

renovation rearranges RVTK family residence’s interior layout

 

A new parking deck at the second-floor level on the north side adds parking and storage space, provides external access to the uppermost apartment, and serves as roofing for the entrance and parking spaces on the first-floor level. Messner Architects rearranges the lower floors to create generous, bright rooms with open private spaces. The basement apartment now features south-facing living areas with a loggia opening to the garden. The first-floor renovations produced a living room that opens to a south-facing balcony and a weatherproof terrace to the west. An outside staircase connects the first floor to the garden.

 

The second-floor apartment is accessed via the parking deck on the north side, with an interior staircase connecting to the downstairs floors. An unpolished standalone marble slate from the nearby Weißwasser Quarry in Lasa separates the entrance and living areas. The second floor extends along a generous south-facing window, with a sheltered terrace on the west side. It includes a spacious living room with a kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a studio. The open-floor attic space and roof terrace are accessed via internal stairs.

 

The plastered building foundation supports the refurbished floors, while the vertical expansion is clad in a curtain-wall facade with larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum elements. The residence now accommodates different generations, with a design that ensures privacy through the layout of open spaces and the arrangement of facades. Generous south-facing windows on all floors open towards Montetramontana mountain and the valley plain, with recessed areas creating sheltered outdoor spaces. Each floor boasts unique features, including spectacular views, terraces, gardens, and loggias.

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
RVTK family residence is located above Silandro, on the south-facing slope of Val Venosta Montesole Mountain

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
the vertical expansion features a curtain-wall facade with larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum elements

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
the renovation project creates three apartment units by reconstructing the attic floor and adding a roof deck

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
originally built in 1978, the house had a gabled roof, a semi-subterranean basement, and two floors

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opposite the valley, Montetramontana mountain rises with its meadows and forests

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
the second floor features a spacious living room with a kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a studio

rvtk-renovation-messner-architects-italy-designboom-1800-3

renovations expanded spaces and modified window openings in the basement and first-floor apartments

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
the open-floor attic space and roof terrace are accessed via internal stairs

larchwood boards and folded raw aluminum composes RVTK residence's facade in italy
raw exposed concrete and larchwood boards craft the interior spaces

 

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the basement apartment now features south-facing living areas with a loggia opening to the garden
the basement apartment now features south-facing living areas with a loggia opening to the garden
standalone marble slate from the nearby Weißwasser Quarry in Lasa separates the entrance and living areas
standalone marble slate from the nearby Weißwasser Quarry in Lasa separates the entrance and living areas
Messner Architects creates generous, bright rooms with open private spaces on the lower floors
Messner Architects creates generous, bright rooms with open private spaces on the lower floors
fhe second-floor apartment is accessed via the parking deck, with an interior staircase connecting to the downstairs floors
fhe second-floor apartment is accessed via the parking deck, with an interior staircase connecting to the downstairs floors
the second-floor apartment is accessed via the parking deck, with an interior staircase connecting to the downstairs floors
the second-floor apartment is accessed via the parking deck, with an interior staircase connecting to the downstairs floors
the second floor extends along a generous south-facing window, with a sheltered terrace on the west side
the second floor extends along a generous south-facing window, with a sheltered terrace on the west side

project info:

 

name: RVTK
architect: Messner Architects | @messnerarchitects

location: Silandro, Italy

photography: Karina Castro | @karinacastrostudio

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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