Enrico Sassi converts wooden retailer into micro dwelling in Swiss village

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2022-11-19 11:00:22

A small stone constructing in Aldesago, Switzerland, has been remodeled right into a compact two-level home in a renovation by architect Enrico Sassi.

The outdated constructing was beforehand used as a wooden retailer, shed and rabbit hutch, so it had few home windows and no connection between its two flooring.

Lugano-based Sassi has overseen a refurbishment that transforms these utilitarian areas right into a 14-square-metre micro dwelling.

The stone constructing was beforehand used as a wooden retailer and shed

His design, known as Rustic Renovation, concerned repairing the broken stone partitions, including a brand new roof, putting in an additional window and integrating space-efficient furnishings.

“The constructing was in a poor situation,” Sassi informed Dezeen.

“We paid specific consideration to the restoration and enhancement of the unique components.”

Olive tree in front of facade of Swiss micro home by Enrico Sassi
Partitions have been repaired and a brand new roof was put in

Sassi’s shopper inherited the property from her father and had fond recollections of taking part in amongst the wooden and rabbits when she was a toddler.

As she not lives in Aldesago, she got here up with the concept of turning it into a vacation dwelling that she may use herself and in addition hire out to visitors.

“She determined to renovate the constructing in honour of her father and a spot to which she is connected,” stated Sassi.

Window of Rustic Renovation home by Enrico Sassi
Gaps within the stone partitions have been infilled with brick

The constructing repairs assist to boost the house’s rustic aesthetic.

Gaps within the stone partitions are infilled with bricks and the roof is fashioned of easy clay tiles. In the meantime, the architrave of the massive new window is fashioned of a chestnut tree trunk.

Kitchen in compact micro home in Switzerland
A loft slots in above the upper-floor kitchen and eating room

Inside, a mezzanine has been constructed rather than the unique higher flooring.

It’s supported by a mixture of new and outdated timber beams, which playfully alternate.

The decrease degree accommodates a mixed bed room and loo, with space-saving options together with a fold-down mattress and secret drawers.

This degree is now a lot brighter than earlier than. The previous door has been changed with glazing and light-weight additionally filters down from a skylight over the stairwell.

Window of Enrico Sassi-designed micro home
A brand new window helps to convey extra pure mild

The higher degree incorporates a kitchenette, eating house and a built-in desk overlooking the stairwell. There’s additionally loft storage slotted in beneath the sloping roof.

“Though the home may be very small, it’s cosy and comfy, and doesn’t give the sensation of being small because of the vertical articulation of the house,” stated Sassi.

Folding bed in Rustic Renovation house by Enrico Sassi
The decrease degree incorporates a bed room and loo with space-saving particulars

“The sunshine falling from the skylight recessed within the roof, and the sunshine mirrored from the pitch illuminated by the excessive window – they offer the house a particular concord,” added the architect.

Sassi usually works on delicate refurbishment tasks. He means that Rustic Renovation has extra of “a Greek environment” than his earlier works, because of the olive tree and stone bench that may be seen via the home windows.

Old and new wooden joists supporting a first floor
Outdated and new timber beams playfully alternate throughout the ceiling

“The inside house is characterised by the heat of oak wooden, the color white, and light-weight,” Sassi added.

The architect was beforehand longlisted within the Dezeen Awards for his renovation of a grotto overlooking Lake Lugano and the revitalisation of an outdated mill.

The pictures is by Marcelo Villada Ortiz.


Undertaking credit

Architect: Enrico Sassi Architetto
Works administration: Marco Bondini
Constructing physics: Andrea Roscetti
Contractor: Aldo Lepori
Roof carpenter: Laube
Slab waterproofing: Spalu
Plumber:  Sanidraulica
Electrician:  Electrasim
Plaster: Lavin
Painter:  Cap Colour
Carpenter: Falegnameria G Rossi
Locks: Sicura Chiave
Scaffolding: New Jet Ponteggi
Sanitary home equipment: Il Piacere
Plumber management: Righetti Service



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