→ In progress → Responsive → The tensions of the post-war reconstruction process are released in this place. Beside the rail yard stands a group of residential and manufacture-related buildings, characterised by unauthorised development, odd parcelling, invasive infrastructure and heavy traffic. The client intends to extend a dwelling in order to take advantage of the regional law that allows a volume increase and of the tax incentives for building renovations. The chosen strategy doesn’t oppose the anti-design criterion that guided the development of this part of the city, it goes along with it instead. The addition is juxtaposed to the existing building, its materials and construction techniques reveal its autonomy. A double perimeter articulates the two-level plan with a solarium on the roof. The outer expanded metal perimeter traces the footprint of a demolished volume. Its full-height extrusion defines the building’s elevations and an ambiguous space – neither inside nor outside – conceived as an expansion of the domestic rooms, which nevertheless doesn’t count as built volume. The inner perimeter follows an oblique line generated by the minimum lawful distance from the opposite house’s façade. This condition distorts the spaces and establishes their use. Responsive is architecture adapting to the urban apparatus.
→ In progress → Le Bernarde → The ancient barn is the subject of a dimensional and photographic survey. On the inside, the eye is drawn to the provisional elements that limit the structural failures. The design concept moves from here. The new structure is a concrete core that contains the staircase and the installations, and on which the floors supported by perimeter steel pillars are anchored. At the intersections with the existing timber structure the two systems, although substantially interdependent, collide and clash. The tension extends to the conflict between spaces, reconstruction of an internal landscape bent by a non-linear conception of time.
→ In progress → House on Pedestal → Clinicaurbana is appointed to design a detached house in Treviso. A precarious edifice sits on the site: the restoration intervention all but match the cost of a new building. The planning regulations dictate that the new architecture retraces the footprint of the previous house. At the ground floor, the porous basement acts like a pedestal. The white and smooth smaller volume sits on top of it, covered by an aluminium pitched roof. This distinction marks an inversion and a future scenery. The first floor hosts the living area: the authorised volume reduction allows to save on construction costs and to design a vast terrace for magnifying the view on the nearby river. The access system and the vertical connections allow for the two levels to become independent, foreseeing a future division into two separate dwellings.
→ In Progress → The Fence → Clinicaurbana is appointed to design a detached house in Treviso. The lot sits within a densely built-up area that raises issues of overlooking and privacy. The design strategy envisages to divide the site into three sectors, three strips that enclose different activities, public and private landscapes. The playground is a hard platform that opens towards the neighbourhood and the street; it serves as pedestrian and vehicle access as well as play area. The forest is a garden where the dense vegetation obstructs the view of the surroundings, a place in which to retreat. Between these two sectors, a third strip constitutes the dwelling: the concrete wall constructs a sequence of interior spaces and courtyards, rooms opening onto the outside and rooms open towards the sky. Each domestic room and each sector perceives different horizons as defined by the wall. Upon it stands the aluminium volume, the reduction of its openings marking the sleeping areas.
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