Concrete frames in the renovation of a country house

Monticello is the residential project by architectural firm Di Gregorio Associati that, adding patios around a country house, provides new points of view on the Emilian landscape.  

Di Gregorio Associati architectural firm has completed a residential project in the Emilian countryside not far from the Apennines. Monticello unites the past and the present through an intervention that leaves the original structure intact on the outside, expanding it with concrete frames that remain separated from the pre-existing brick walls. The result is voids that “ideally represents the intimate relations between past, present and future”, as architect Francesco Di Gregorio explains.

The frames play in the space in front of the building, delimiting new spaces that become patios, pergolas or access passages, and framing the surrounding. The structures occupy three sides of the building and serve as a filter between the outside and the inside, where ceilings and floors are covered with exposed reinforced concrete and spaces are divided by oak furniture that hide all the facilities.

Parma, Italy
Residential building
Di Gregorio Associati
Design team:
Umberto Marossa, Stefano Montanari, Anna Maria Luvoni
Paolo Sorba - A.I.Erre Engineering
Studio Nocera
Alessandra Serri - Mamalab
330 sqm
Completion :

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