House cb - Trieste (TS)
Further development and enlargement
Of an existing house
Marta forlese, marco de stefani
Frustrated with living in a small 1940 house which had completely been surrounded, year after year, by large apartment buildings, the clients commissioned us to create an economical and easy-to-maintain rooftop addiction with a terrace, giving back the view towards the gulf of trieste that had once been the main characteristic of the house.
The challenge was to expand the top floor of a building in the heart of a built-up area, in accordance with the restrictions given by the planning regulations. In response a new volume was added on the roof, transforming the defined shape, squashed into a 66 square meter boundary, into an additional living space: a volume, whose shape is only apparently irregular, which arises from the existing structure and unfolds, dematerializing itself into a wide terrace towards the sea, on the only side of the building on which regulations allowed to open windows.
2016 - 2017
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