This country house renovation is a project designed by MIDE architetti and covers an area of 320 m2. The project site involves an old country house, built in 1887 in the immediate neighborhood of Lucca and a most recent farmhand’s cottage.
JUMA architects transformed a typical 1976 bungalow into a contemporary villa with a pleasant holiday feeling.
Nothing remains of the original layout. The changes start with the entrance door, which has been moved to a different location. The stairs to the basement and the attic were removed and replaced by two stair hatches, freeing up a considerable floor area that previously only served as circulation space. The garage was sacrificed as well. Not only because of the space it occupied, but mainly because it completely blocked the view on the most beautiful part of the garden. The unused attic space above the garage was opened up to the roof; in this way, JUMA created the perfect place to house the kitchen. The massive Vertigo lamp was hung above the central kitchen island, where it comes fully into its own.
JUMA architects were commissioned to add a covered outdoor area to an existing home. One existing volume was first removed to make room for a canopy that forms part of a much larger outdoor concept. Through the reduction of the number of supporting points, the canopy acquires a floating quality, creating an open corner that provides panoramic views of the surrounding lush greenery.? The long garden wall makes the existing house look bigger, partly because it is built with the same material as the house.
This commission involved the renovation and conversion of two duplex apartments into one single residence/retreat. The two existing external stairs were removed and replaced by a single internal staircase. This intervention made it possible to create one large outdoor area and maximise the existing view. The steel canopies and wooden sun terraces act as visual links between the two original living units. Dupli Dos is a project designed by JUMA architects in collaboration with Minimum Arquitectura.