The new building rises in an environmentally sensitive rural area and is the first of a series of connected private interventions aiming for the re-qualification of the already existing village.
The idea of the project is based on the combination of customers’ needs and of building regulations. Such regulations impose strict limits on choices concerning structure, volumetric surface, composition and building materials.
The concept of the project stems from a wine room destined for both commercial and private use. The public function of this room reveals itself through its outward projection from the main body of the house, creating an independent wing. According to the building regulations, another equal room is needed as a counterbalance on the opposite side of the main axe; here stands the kitchen, the most private part of the living area. The two resulting wings, together with the main body, recall the typical structure of the Venetian villa of the XVI century, an example of which is the neighbouring Villa Caldogno of Palladio.
The project tries to take advantage of the legislative restrictions – which are followed to the letter – in order to distance itself from the current building habits of the area. The project is the result of a collaboration with Studio Franzon (Caldogno, Vicenza, Italy).