In the ancient centre of Borgio Verezzi, this typical Ligurian house – perhaps a former warehouse – has inward rooms and vaulted ceilings. Unfortunately, the previous restoration had spoiled its clear features, but today, thanks to the project by brambilla-orsoni and monti-studio , the rooms show their original bare beauty. The architect conceived a lighter space by reducing materials and objects. In order to give a sense of coherence and unity, many elements were designed ad hoc: the concrete kitchen with its large-block sink, the oak-wood wardrobe that separates entrance and kitchen, and the light white-iron stair that defies gravity. The space is once again light, bright and fluid, and the small house looks larger. Casa Alda is a 70 m2 holiday home with one bedroom; it is perfect for two. The outside features a new flooring, a larch-wood wall and a chestnut pergola for grapes.
Words Meraviglia Paper, pictures Alessandro Ruffini.