01 September 2019
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DISSOLVING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE OLD TOWN AND THE SEA - AN INTERPRETATION OF TRADITIONAL VENETIAN ELEMENTS.

Historically seen, Grado is also known as the "Mother of Venice" and was founded in the second century BC. By luck, our client was able to acquire one of the last abandoned structures along the seafront. He came up with the idea to create a mix of traditional Venetian elements combined with details of the old town of Grado. The original structure dates back to the early 1900's and housed a single-family home and a carpenter since then.
By creating greened courtyards, a spacious roof terrace and a variety of breathtaking views over the Adriatic around the house, our primary design intention was to generate positive tension between earth and water by dissolving the boundaries between spaces both interior and exterior. The introduction of a modern form of the typical Venetian altana, the only one along the seafront of Grado, forms the perfect place to enjoy magical sunsets and hip parties.

Services: existing facilities survey, feasibility study, architectural and interior design concept and documentation

Year: 2018-2019
Client:
private

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