"DAT La Colombara of Montorio" barracks is located in the countryside of Verona 5 kilometers from the historic center. For its strategic position, in 1944, during the 2nd World War, it was occupied and used as a place of detention for Jewish internees awaiting transfer to other destinations. The design consists of addictions of wooden "boxes" inside the existing building, which will support the new roof and at the same time will create new spaces. In this way, the existing walls will be preserved and enhanced as evidence of the building's experience.
PLAYduct is an urban device that reflects on the meaning of "taking care" of urban spaces.
Starting from a modular wooden frame, inspired by an ancient Roman duct, the installation builds a reciprocal relationship between two small green spaces located at its end.
The structure, accessible from two gates at opposite sides, creates a covered promenade that involves at the same time people, and the surrounding nature.
The project responds to the necessity of increasing toilet facilities for the guests in the exquisite historical Renaissance Villa Brenzoni-Guarienti in Garda, built in the 16th century by the will of Agostino Brenzoni and considered one of the awe-inspiring examples of nobiliar manors of the area.
A piece of wooden furniture redefines a 35 sqm apartment located on the hills near Lake Garda, based on the need to maximize space and obtain a permanent corner for the sleeping area.