Can a dialogue be established with tradition without denying contemporaneity? Is it possible to draw inspiration from the past while seeking a spatiality that represents and stimulates the society of the present and the future? The Domus Contemporanea project stems from the reflection on these questions and suggests a creative reinterpretation of living spaces. A project that proposes an original fusion of two architectural archetypes of the past: the Marche farmhouse and the Roman Domus.
DesignAndrea Tabocchini Architecture
Design TeamAndrea Tabocchini, Francesca Vittorini, Lori Zillante
Historically, the Marche farmhouse was a promiscuous building on two floors: a ground floor used to work and to shelter equipment and animals - and a more introverted upper floor with the actual home. Inspired by this particular condition, the project decides to start from the typical volume of a farmhouse and to break it down horizontally. By doing so, the upper volume houses the sleeping areas, while a series of autonomous volumes on the ground floor host the spaces necessary for today's life: living room, dining room, kitchen, offices, and storage. Furthermore, to respond to the environmental conditions and expand the connection with the landscape, the project adopts a typical feature of the Roman Domus: the patio. Thanks to the decomposition of the volumes on the ground floor, this space is physically connected with the external landscape, increasing both ventilation and natural lighting, and giving the domestic space a sequence of internal-external transition spaces of which the patio is the nerve center. The result is a contemporary Domus. A stone volume magically raised from the ground, resting on plastered elements that blend with the ground and allow the landscape to infiltrate in the interstitial spaces. A composition of indoor and outdoor environments that responds to the needs of the present and the future, suggesting a new way of living the home in harmony with nature.