Historic Residence Como Lake – #Workinprogress

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Independent residence, located in a small town on Como Lake.

The wing overlooking the historic town has retained its original character.

The generous size of the building allowed it to be divided into two units.

Furthermore a terrace has been designed and built.

Project Description:

Work opening date: 5th February 2018

Independent residence, located in a small town on Como Lake. The building develops around a courtyard. The wing overlooking the historic town has retained its original character, the part overlooking the lake has been redesigned with a modern concept involving large sliding windows that project the interiors towards the garden and towards the lake.

The project included three main areas of intervention: a complete restyling of the facade, a complete fit out of the old house empty for years and finally the construction of an underground garage.

The generous size of the building allowed it to be divided into two units. The entire operation required the demolition of some interior walls and some structural earthquake-proof works in compliance with the most recent regulations.

The first step was to build a temporary external structure which, in addition to guaranteeing the safety of the workers, prevented infiltration during the reconstruction of the roof and the insulation operation. Furthermore a terrace has been designed and built.

The second lot was subject to structural works that required the use of iron parts to reinforce the floors and perimeter walls. The cover was removed and replaced by creating exposed trusses within the living area. On the facade the old arches have been replaced by a clean design with linear architectural shapes. The flagship of the concept are the windows and shutters, sliding and hinged, which allow to fully enjoy the view of the lake.

Category – Residential

Customer – Private

Designer – Arturo Montanelli

General Contractor – Taramelli srl

Photographer  – Giacomo Albo

Details & Info

Independent residence, located in a small town on Como Lake.