first_imgCopyHouses•Madesimo, Italy CopyAbout this officeES-archOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadesimoHousesItalyPublished on September 06, 2014Cite: “Casa RG / ES-arch” 06 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542123/casa-rg-es-arch Clipboard Casa RG / ES-arch Casa RG / ES-archSave this projectSaveCasa RG / ES-arch ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542123/casa-rg-es-arch Clipboard Year:  Architects: ES-arch Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDailycenter_img photographs:  Marcello MarianaPhotographs:  Marcello MarianaArchitect In Charge:Enrico Scaramellini ArchitettoDesign Team:Luca Trussoni, Francesco ManzoniConstruction:Giancarlo RigamontiCity:MadesimoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcello MarianaRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Our project is a recovery of the attic of a portion of an apartment building.The apartment building is made up of two blocks and a connecting body. The two blocks look differently even though they were both built in the 60s. Our block used to be inhabited by the families working on the ground floor grocer’s.Save this picture!SectionThe existing block has a complex plan, due to the building within a narrow area. Folds, bevels and narrowings are a consequence of the narrow distances, indeed they were not designed for creative or architectural reasons.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaWhile the main building is a separate one and is standing on a flat terrain, the renovated block is just before the climbing Bernasconi street (via Bernasconi).The building has a compound shape. It broadens up northwards and has a straight side while and westwards it has a series of folds and bevelled edges.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe main point of our project was the restructuring of the pitched roof and its slope.Our solution was the rotation of the hipped roof (north/south). In order to have windows southwards the hipped roof was rotated so that the whole building gains a proportioned and contained shape. Its layout was furtherly refined thanks to the insertion of a chimneySave this picture!© Marcello MarianaWe first proceeded by redefining and regularising the volume, trying to find a balance despite the original irregural shape. Just a tiny intervention and the result is a new balance in shape and volume.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe muddy colours of the wood and of the surrounding context influenced our choice of the materials in order to give the building some compactness. That’s why we chose thin kerlite tiles. The muddy colours and the tile covering strenghten the compactness of the building.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaProject gallerySee allShow lessMoleskine Livescribe Notebooks: Analog and Digital Together at LastArchitecture NewsPies Descalzos School / Giancarlo MazzantiSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Marcello Mariana+ 26 Share Houses 2013 Photographs Italy Projects “COPY” “COPY”last_img