TYPE Residential, Interior, Renovation
STATUS Commission, Built
LOCATION San Candido/Innichen, Italy
YEAR 2012 - 2014
PROJECT ARCHITECT Peter Pichler
DESIGN TEAM Eva Castro, Ulla Hell, Holger Kehne, Chuan Wang, Maya Shopova
The first three storeys house a department store while the upper three storeys serve as four large, independent apartments within the formerly underused attic space.
The building faces a public plaza protected by local regulations, thus, the project focuses on its rear facade. On this west-facing elevation, Plasma Studio explores how slicing and folding can be employed to expand the limits of the ubiquitous pitch roof typology: large glazed balcony slots produce bright, contemporary living conditions and generous exterior expansion space within this dense urban situation. A marked departure from the neighbouring vernacular buildings.