Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Designed by Marchi Architects in 2015 the Chestnuts House has an asymetrical volumetry in order to maintain balance with the existing buildings.

Chestnuts House technical information

The pitched metallic roof is asymmetrically designed in order to dialogue with the courtyard on the west and to recall the demolished building on east side.

– Marchi Architects

Project Photographs

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects

© Fernando Guerra

Chestnuts House Article by the Architects

The new house is set in order to maintain the volumetric balance between the existing buildings on the west side of the courtyard: façade proportions, height and materials are translated from the facing building. New house is a contemporary architecture shaped from traditional habitat. The pitched metallic roof is asymmetrically designed in order to dialogue with the courtyard on the west and to recall the demolished building on east side.

Interiors volumes’ composition was developed as independents elements detached each other’s with “box in the box” concept. Different heights permitted to create space’s complexity.

Nord and south elevations are inclined to create a relation between existing buildings.

Ten skylights make zenithal light enter in the principal volume.

All the trees were conserved.

Chestnuts House Plans

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Chestnuts House Gallery

Cite this article: "Chestnuts House / Marchi Architects," in ArchEyes, May 20, 2016, http://archeyes.com/chestnuts-house-marchi-architects/.