This single family house, remodeled and rebuilt by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti of an existing office, is located half way along the ridge below the medieval castle of Pergine Valsugana, in Trento, Italy.
The position of the house accentuates it's cozy and grand layout. The dwelling benefits from the beautiful view of the valley while enjoying the sun exposure, an excellent companion all year around.
The main traits of this remodeling are the strong structure, the high energetic efficiency and the achievement of a spatial inside-out continuity.
The house received a steel supporting structure that is completely independent of the already existing building. This way, the first floor has been connected to the ceiling, thus allowing a totally pillar-free ground floor.
One particular characteristic that makes the house distinct is the integration of the high energy performance elements: the outside walls are made up of prefabricated-preassembled wood with wooden fiber panel insulation while the larch casing and the frames have a low emission of heat.
In the same way, the radiant walls and floors are used for heating and cooling. A solar-powered system provides hot water and the domotic technology characterizes the electric system.
The widespread wood usage fosters the deep bound to the rural architecture of this region.
The building is composed of two stories. The ground floor is the “heavy” one while the superior is the “light” one, almost completely covered with listels. Here, the large glass embossed loggias, with the larch wood penetrates all the way into the building, onto the floor and the walls and create a strong interrelation between the indoor and the outdoor spaces, which is a link between the private space and the rural surroundings.
Photo credit: Carlo Baroni