house on the vineyard

house on the vineyard

Architect
arcari cimini architettura

remo cimini
Location
66030 Frisa CH, Italy | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Housing
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
floorMarazzi
ManufacturersKartell
ManufacturersIKEA
Godmorgon
ManufacturersJacuzzi
ManufacturersLeroy Merlin
ManufacturersVIMAR

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Godmorgon by IKEA
Manufacturers
by Jacuzzi
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by VIMAR

house on the vineyard

arcari cimini architettura as concept

A house with an ancient morphology but completely renovated in the second half of the 20th century. In the heart of a small historic centre and next to a micro urban vineyard.

The project for this house is based on the desire to reinforce its identity and at the same time enhance its special position.

On the outside, recent additions were removed and the living area was opened up to the large terrace overlooking the roofs, the vineyard and the cultivated hills in the distance. A new viewpoint from the house onto the built and agricultural landscape.

The lower floor of the building, which preserves more rural characteristics, is still being restored and designed.

photo_credit Photo : Beatriz Arcari
Photo : Beatriz Arcari
photo_credit Photo : Beatriz Arcari
Photo : Beatriz Arcari

Inside, the interventions of the last century have transformed a rural house through materials and devices typical of the 1960s. A time when the desire for modernity tended to prevail over traditional techniques and materials.

photo_credit Photo : Beatriz Arcari
Photo : Beatriz Arcari

The concept for the interior sought to strike a balance between the historical identity of the house, its rural past and the desire for contemporaneity manifested 60 years ago.

Baskets, traditional furniture and objects, some of which were already in the house, were recovered, along with other antique furniture built in the area. The new furniture such as the table, bed and large chests of drawers have been chosen in a warm white colour in order to place them on a secondary perceptive level.

Some inserts, on the other hand, recall the transition that the house made during the 20th century through important design icons. In the sleeping area there are cantilever chairs by Mart Stam and in the living area the colourful Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen.

photo_credit Photo : Beatriz Arcari
Photo : Beatriz Arcari

The kitchen was custom-designed and conceived for occasional and mainly summer use, calibrating the dimensions to the clients' needs and height. Made of solid wood from a single ash log, it was reduced to a simple suspended volume in order to minimise its perception in the small living area. Kitchen necessities, such as appliances, dishware and a removable induction hob, are located inside an antique trunk made of painted pine wood.

photo_credit Photo : Beatriz Arcari
Photo : Beatriz Arcari

The bathroom, as in most houses in the old town, was the last room added and is typologically an alien body. It has been completely rebuilt with a Ceppo di Gré stoneware cladding, seeking a dialogue with the restored 'terrazzo' floor of the rest of the house.

photo_credit Photo : Beatriz Arcari
Photo : Beatriz Arcari

A story of overlapping and rewriting that the new intervention seeks to tell and interpret.

Designer :

arcari cimini architettura  www.arcariciminiarchitettura.com

Main architect : R. Cimini

Concept : A.J.Cimini - B.Arcari

Project year : 2020

Year of renovation : 2022

Year of completion: ongoing

Place : Frisa, Abruzzo, Italy

Gross floor area: 58sqm

Photo : Beatriz Arcari

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