Location: San Vito (CA), Sardinia, Italy
Architect: Matteo Foresti
Completion date: 2017
Built area: 260m2
Photography: Atelier XYZ
Text provided by the architects:
Secretly hidden behind its walls, the house remained quiet. Throughout a century, from a small house, the construction has grown: two shops, a bathroom, and a few other rooms have invaded, little by little the patio.
The first step of the project was the main one: remove all unnecessary constructions. To get closer to the origins. Suddenly, the volumes got clearer. The thick stone walls were revealed. New openings generated a new circulation between the public rooms (living room, kitchen, dining room) and the patio. The first floor, where the common living room dominates the patio, offers privacy and silence to the rooms.
Between the inside and the outside, the white walls have become the silent background for the intense sunlight of San Vito.