The brief was to design a small municipal library in the Milanese hinterland of Arconate. The restructure of the existing agricultural volume needed to be simple, cost effective but, at the same time, able to give back high quality construction and new generous public space. From the onset it was decided not to use all the available space (two levels) within the existing farmhouse volume to maintain the large original void, wooden roof structures and the old load-bearing brick pillars.
A new use of both levels for the library, with the current static and energetic standards and rules, would have irremediably altered the shape, sense and memory of the volume. Continue reading act_romegialli
The project site is at the edge of the built area of the village of Regoledo in the municipality of Cosio Valtellina.The site of the house is limited by an area of small “scattered” residences and a large green space called “Prati del Bitto” which extends from the north of the site to the banks of the river Adda.
From this demarcation between habited areas and agricultural land, the project is born. Stone walls and “muracche” even today define the limits of cultivated fields and provided inspiration for the project.
Ci sono nuovi spazi.
Nuove possibilità tornate disponibili alla vita urbana.
Sono luoghi portuali, diversi dagli ambienti cittadini con i quali confinano.
La città si è “fermata” al grande muro di pietra.
Sotto c’è il porto.
Un’altra scala, un’altra densità, un’altro carattere.
Insomma altre regole.
Partiamo da queste, e partiamo anche dal canale progettato nel “blueprint” che diventa la vera e propria traccia del progetto. Continue reading act_romegialli . lopesbrenna . Gusmeroli . Marmori . Fassi