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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

DCS House in Ragusa, Italy by Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

 
November 12th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

The closely-knit urban fabric of the upper section of the oldest part of Ragusa has a clear 19th-century feel, with longitudinal streets running parallel at different levels, following the natural slope of the land and tied together by a criss-cross of steps.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo
  • Project: DCS House
  • Location: Ragusa, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Valentina Giampiccolo
  • Design Team: Valentina Occhipinti, Dario Gulino, Giulia Filetti
  • Contractor: Angelo Ferraro 
Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Structural: Salvatore Campo, Gianc
    arlo Dimartino, Alessandro Infantino
  • Fixedfurniture: Linea Arredi
  • Lighting: La Luce di Marletta
  • Furniture: Lab2.0
  • GrossFloor Area: 400 m2
  • Completion: 2014
Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

The current sequence of buildings is the result of combining or subdividing properties and sometimes even modifying the old connections between levels, which once tended to be divided between the ground floor production areas and the upper floor lodgings.

Our  project is about the renovation of a portion of the fabric originally used for the production and sale of the traditional cheese. Over the years, the building has been transformed and modified several times.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

The solution adopted was to create a central courtyard by removing a volume from the section of the building.

Such a decision reduces the living space but brings considerable benefits and allows an optimal reorganization of the spaces, making the new void the heart of the building.

After the renovation, each room faces the new courtyard on the southern side; the house is closed on itself, ensuring more privacy and distance from the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Thanks to the natural ventilation, the courtyard acts as a chimney and contributes to the power performance of the entire building.

The new courtyard, and the arrangements of the vertical connections with the north acts like a buffer between the façade (more cold and damp in the winter) and the main spaces.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

The courtyard, that became the new entrance of the house, crystallizes an attitude that sees rigorous composition as the best way to combine conservation and innovation. After all, a courtyard is an element taken from a well-established building tradition.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

The interiors are marked by a careful balance between the re-use of traditional materials and contemporary elements such as interior doors, fencing and tiles that were removed and reassembled in a modern atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

The original tanks used for the brine cheese and located in the basement, are re-used as cisterns where rainwater gathered and is also used for the sanitary system and irrigation the plants of the courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri

Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

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