Rustic renovation by Enrico Sassi turns wooden retailer into micro dwelling
A small stone constructing in Aldesago, Switzerland, has been reworked right into a compact two-level home in a renovation by architect Enrico Sassi.
The previous constructing was beforehand used as a wooden retailer, shed and rabbit hutch, so it had few home windows and no connection between its two flooring.
Lugano-based Sassi has overseen a refurbishment that transforms these utilitarian areas right into a 14-square-metre micro dwelling.
His design, referred to as Rustic Renovation, concerned repairing the broken stone partitions, including a brand new roof, putting in an additional window and integrating space-efficient furnishings.
“The constructing was in a poor situation,” Sassi instructed Dezeen.
“We paid explicit consideration to the restoration and enhancement of the unique parts.”
Sassi’s consumer inherited the property from her father and had fond recollections of enjoying amongst the wooden and rabbits when she was a baby.
As she now not lives in Aldesago, she got here up with the thought of turning it into a vacation dwelling that she might use herself and likewise hire out to visitors.
“She determined to renovate the constructing in honour of her father and a spot to which she is connected,” mentioned Sassi.
The constructing repairs assist to boost the house’s rustic aesthetic.
Gaps within the stone partitions are infilled with bricks and the roof is fashioned of straightforward clay tiles. In the meantime, the architrave of the massive new window is fashioned of a chestnut tree trunk.
Inside, a mezzanine has been constructed instead of the unique higher flooring.
It’s supported by a mixture of new and previous timber beams, which playfully alternate.
The decrease degree accommodates a mixed bed room and loo, with space-saving options together with a fold-down mattress and secret drawers.
This degree is now a lot brighter than earlier than. The previous door has been changed with glazing and light-weight additionally filters down from a skylight over the stairwell.
The higher degree comprises a kitchenette, eating house and a built-in desk overlooking the stairwell. There may be additionally loft storage slotted in beneath the sloping roof.
“Though the home could be very small, it’s cosy and cozy, and doesn’t give the sensation of being small due to the vertical articulation of the house,” mentioned Sassi.
“The sunshine falling from the skylight recessed within the roof, and the sunshine mirrored from the pitch illuminated by the excessive window – they provide the house a particular concord,” added the architect.
Sassi usually works on delicate refurbishment tasks. He means that Rustic Renovation has extra of “a Greek environment” than his earlier works, due to the olive tree and stone bench that may be seen via the home windows.
“The inside house is characterised by the heat of oak wooden, the color white, and light-weight,” Sassi added.
The architect was beforehand longlisted within the Dezeen Awards for his renovation of a grotto overlooking Lake Lugano and the revitalisation of an previous mill.
The pictures is by Marcelo Villada Ortiz.
Architect: Enrico Sassi Architetto
Works administration: Marco Bondini
Constructing physics: Andrea Roscetti
Contractor: Aldo Lepori
Roof carpenter: Laube
Slab waterproofing: Spalu
Painter: Cap Coloration
Carpenter: Falegnameria G Rossi
Locks: Sicura Chiave
Scaffolding: New Jet Ponteggi
Sanitary home equipment: Il Piacere
Plumber management: Righetti Service