Via Roma 64
The Via Roma 64 project aims to be a testimony of an approach that is: essential, welcoming, radical. The pre-existing volumes from which the project is developed consist of two buildings articulated and linked together in a building system that was gradually stratified over time starting from the end of the 18th century to the current configuration that can be traced back to the end of the 1950s. The buildings adjacent to the east and west have been affected by interventions that radically changed both the architectural aspect and the volumetric impact of the site, conferring an intersticial position to the building in question. Thanks to this condition, however, as well as for a continuity of ownership that lasted for a century, the buildings that make up the project have substantially maintained intact premises and proportions, albeit with modifications dating from between the two wars, meant to make them a still legible fragment of a minor building that almost completely disappeared.
Starting from these premises the Via Roma 64 project is developed as a single-family residence that pursues the enhancement of this fragment, committing onself to a place that first of all needs to be inhabited and used with an attitude of care and respect for what the time has led and partly preserved, until today. The project tries to follow an urbanistic, architectural and functional interpretation of the existing building according to these principles:
• Maintaining the overall volumetric identity of the building, preserving its morphological and typological characteristics with few and minor interventions that do not modify the overall structure of the building.
• Interpretation of the south elevation as a constituent part, as well as a residual trace, of an urban front, characterizing the historic center of Vedelago. Interpretation of the northern front as an elevation towards the countryside. The northern façade is extremely disjointed compared to the southern façade in terms of the shapes and volumes. It is overlooking a system of green spaces that preserves the ancient proprietary traces of the once agricultural landscape that existed north of Via Roma.
• An overall sustainability of the intervention in all its aspects, trying to achieve a balanced final outcome that is able to combine an updated functionality of the internal distribution with high energy savings in order to reduce building maintenance costs, increase the degree of comfort and ensure high durability.
• The possibility of offering a flexible functional solution, adaptable to the needs of a family also in terms of the growth of the family unit or of future needs resulting from intergenerational cohabitation.
• Use of technical, technological and material solutions consistent with the materials that originally made up the building, combining various types and textures of exposed concrete, metal, natural mortar and exposed masonry in a contemporary framework that does not deny traces of the time but exalts them.