This project deals with the construction of a residential building located in the countryside in the Cortona area. The intervention consists in the demolition of former neglected buildings to rebuild the same cubic metres elsewhere. Due to the limited amount of volume available, a first rough design to verify the functional possibilities has been carried out setting up a very simple housing estate: a rectangular layout partially developing on two, partially on a single level. Then, according to the local construction customs and spontaneous architecture tradition, characterised by further phases of expansion obtained by adding new bodies to the original core, translations between the two volumes have been carried out. The interaction between the above mentioned volumes resulted in a connecting patio, functioning as a transition element between anthropised and natural environment.
― in partnership with Silvia Falconi, architect ―