The project, which consists of the recovery of a small rustic building in a splendid setting of the hills of Biella, is based on a compositional inversion intervention, which leads to the outside, dematerializing it, a small pre-existing rustic volume giving life to a new function in the area. From the “roots” of an agricultural past, now in disuse, signs of which are maintained, contemporary work is born, rooted in the territory, and in balance with it, but at the same time permeated with new possibilities of use.
The building, which takes inspiration from Philip Johnson’s Glass House, has an area of about 80 square meters which extends by another 50 by opening the sliding glass walls that surround the volume. The flexibility of the project makes this space ideal for meetings or hosting a business cocktail, but it is also an intimate refuge for reading or practicing yoga. It can also become a guesthouse for occasional guests of the landlord and his wife who live nearby, in a villa located at the foot of the hill. Teca House was conceived as a precious cultural container, a landmark to create new possibilities of a relationship with the Biella area.
“In this project, the display case holds the man and his emotions. A privileged and poetic point of view, a total immersion in nature, almost as if the user were suspended in the void. At the same time, it works in negative: glance is raised from inside to outside, indicating human being centrality”. declares Federico Delrosso.
Project “Teca House” was presented at the “Time space existence” exhibition at Palazzo Mora, set up on the occasion of the XXVI Architecture Biennale in Venice 2018 and is the protagonist of the film on Federico Delrosso “Dreaming the Real” directed by Luca De Santis and curated by Davide Giannella, and presented at MDFF 2018.
Photo credits: Matteo Piazza
Sito web: www.tecahouse.org