A necessary mutual respect.
"One of the most interesting jobs for an architect is the refurbishment of existing buildings.
Interesting because you work directly on history: on one side you have the limit of the existing reality, on the other one you have the excitement it produces on your imagination.
The challenge is to find a synthesis in which the relationship between the existing and the new reflects a necessary mutual respect."
(Werner Tscholl, 'La casa d'abitazione italiana', Biblos 2005)
The design for the new countryside living space for a family mirrors the endeavour of the idea to bring natural light into the existing stone and brick rural block.
The challenge is to give continuity to past built reality through future ways of building and living. The design is a simple and poetic story based on light, history, materials and spaces, all in continuity.