The year 2020 demanded us to stay inside for large periods of time. We took advantage and had more time to plan, idealise and draft all our projections to rebuild the place.
Because the house consists of a traditional architecture with small windows, we had to come up with a way to allow more natural light inside by rethinking every single corner of the existing areas in order to make it the most efficient possible.
Lagido v. Beta 0.1
We’ve started by measuring the outlines of the property as well as both interior and exterior areas of the structures. The main house has some shy 80m2 of usable interior ground level. It is not much thinking that a family of 4 will be living inside.
Having that in mind, we’ve decided that the entire north face of the main house, must be removed and replaced by glass, somehow extending the interior to create a winter garden.
We’re going to slightly increase the height of the whole house structure creating a stabilisation belt made of concrete and steel all around the house that will not only allow us to create a new intermediate floor level – mezzanine – elevating the roof, but will also serve the purpose of stabilising the whole stone wall structure, that need to stay in place for the rebuilding of the house.
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