This is a rehabilitation of an “Indiano” style house where imaginative and austere solutions were used to enhance its old features while, at the same time, giving it a modern appearance. On the ground floor, hydraulic mosaic was fitted, to match the flooring that these houses used to have. Also, the new openings to connect spaces were created following the current architectural criteria. In this way, materials are the main feature.
On the first floor, there is a bedroom opening onto an arched gallery looking down on the garden below. On both sides a bath and the toilets were built. In another room with a matt glass door there is a shower and a toilet. In this way the house got a multifunctional space where the light is the most important feature.
Here we played with the combination of materials. The bath, against a stone wall, has a marble plinth. This material was also used to cover the bath and the floor in front. In the toilet area marble was also chosen for the walls and floors, forming a pattern with the brick that covers the rest of the room. Finally, under the highest part of the roof there is a wooden attic standing on pillars made with the same material.
This Project deserved a report in the Casa Viva magazine.