Alba, Italy - Build completed in 2015
Fabrizio Scarpi


atelier qbe3 as Architects

Spyro is a residential interior design in Alba, in the Langhe region, wine and truffles land. Our architectural research, has is roots in existing space study and in its design. Reading space, read its perceptions, and translate client indications, allow us to develop original solutions always able to excite. Design problem in this renovation project was to give a new face and a new meaning to the distribution configuration (typical of the 60s / 70s) of the housing unit. A long corridor divides interior space and from it you have access to all the rooms of the property. The customer's request to maintain unchanged the space, without removing internal walls, generated our project idea. The "12 m corridor" has been converted into an architectural typology foreign to the typical residential environment: the corridor becomes art gallery. A bright wooden tape surrounds the space and guide the visitor along the inside path. The corridor is transformed into a warm space, in a walkway, in a story, in a biography of the artist Silvia Dogliani (friend of the owners, who died prematurely in 2002), through the discovery of the prints of her most famous paintings. This project idea was born from an artist sentence; she says: "God gave me a seed and I try to make it germinate and grow with the utmost dignity, to produce other seeds." The wooden strip that develops in the corridor space, wants to be just that: a plant sprout from the seed of her art, which leads the visitor the opportunity to discover her deepest soul. artist website: http://www.silviadogliani.it/

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