to re-start

is a project to restore and extend a vacant ruin into a house for a

leisure-time farmer. The small plot of land and the impossibility of

extending the house on ground level are the starting points.

The idea is to design a house that is not limited by its walls,

claiming the surroundings for itself.

A ‘forest’ of columns establishes continuity with the exuberant flora

of chestnut and cork trees present in the surroundings.

On the first floor, the structure extends slightly to accommodate

two bedrooms.

Finally, the extra stones, recovered from the ruin, find a new place as

an access to the house, in a kind of Pikionis attitude.

year: 2023

programme: ruin transformation

status: work in progress

surface : 100m2