• Commission.
  • Program: Private house.
  • Site: Vernazza (SP), Italy.
  • Surface: 120 m2.
  • Budget: 210.000 euros.
  • Client: Private.
  • Chronology: 2014.
  • Preliminary Design.


The attic of a historic building, strongly characterized by the shape of the roof and by the articulation of the plant around a central court, is transformed into a bright and welcoming apartment thanks to few and simple devices.

The demolitionofa couple of wallsand, simultaneously,the design of aretractablepartition, amplify the space, returning a spatialperception that is widerthan the actual available surface. Anopen-spacearticulatedontwo different levelsand assembling together thekitchen, the living roomand analcovespaceis the heartof the home.

The light comes from the openings of the patio, a skylight and the windows facing the street behind.
Themain dormitoryextends intoa second living room, having also a small loftthat canbe turned into a studio.

By enlarging a window, is given access to a small outdoor area that, thanks to its optimal orientation, is designed as a solarium.