Casa P2, the architecture narrates the porphyry of Monticolo and the Mendola vineyards
Casa P2, the architecture narrates the porphyry of Monticolo and the Mendola vineyards

Among the green linear rows and the warm spring sunsets, at the foot of the Mendola is situated Casa P2. It is a residential building where three generations live together under one roof

Two parallel structures on which a transverse module leans, a T-shaped footprint outlining the landscape: this is the formal layout of Casa P2, built on a pre-existing structure and with its bronze metal façades that reflect the intertwining of the surrounding wine-growing landscape

Casa P2, the architecture narrates the porphyry of Monticolo and the Mendola vineyards

The monovolume architecture + design conceived Casa P2 as a game of mirrors, duplicating the elements for the two residential units requested by the client: two independent, hidden entrances, two hidden outdoor spaces, two gardens with corresponding spaces for animals, cats on one side and turtles on the other, all linked by the pattern of the sliding façade alternating between one module and the other. In the centre of the architectural building, a natural element, the cypress tree, crosses the ground floor and rises up to the loggia, projecting towards the sky

Casa P2, the architecture narrates the porphyry of Monticolo and the Mendola vineyards

The basement is dedicated to work time, with the cellar and its agricultural tools. The upper floors, on the other hand, are linked to the time of home occupancy: on the ground floor the living area with kitchen and living room, while on the upper floor the sleeping areas appear suspended from the ground floor. The challenge of monovolume architecture + design was to reproduce the surrounding landscape on the façade. On the first floor, the bronze metal façade plays on an alternation of solids and voids, of light and shadow, of matter and light, all filtered through a woven weave which recalls the vineyards surrounding the area.

Casa P2, the architecture narrates the porphyry of Monticolo and the Mendola vineyards

The sliding terrace on the upper floor offers the possibility of maintaining its own autonomy and, when open, it provides a glimpse of the mountains on the horizon. The moodboard of CasaP2 plays with the colours of the earth, using the "porphyry of Monticolo" on the façade and on the little wall of the fence, while the white of the plaster in the upper part rises towards the blue of the sky

Casa P2, the architecture narrates the porphyry of Monticolo and the Mendola vineyards

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