House in Empoli by Massimo Mariani Architects

July 2, 2010

Massimo Mariani Architects have completed a contemporary renovation of an existing residential building in the town of Empoli, Italy.


House in Empoli by Massimo Mariani

The Stefano’s house is located in Navicelli road, between the historical center of Empoli and the Arno river. The project concerned the renovation of a residential building which was built in the earliest of 1960’s. The plan was to empty entirely the interiors so we could reorganize the interior floors height; in the same time we designed the new façade on the main front without any increase of volume.

The building is developed on three floors above the ground; from a monofamiliar house it turned into a bifamiliar house, with a few offices on the ground floor. Each new house measures 200/220 square meters about, both the two have the entrance door along the main road as the garage and a service room. The first floor holds the living room, the dining room and the kitchen, each one offers many different views. There is a terrace along the road which is shielded by an aluminium wall with laser pierced flowers; on the other side the kitchen and the dining room overlook on the interior patio with the hydromassage. In summer it can be closed on the top by the motorised curtain-blind so it turns into another room. A teak staircase connects the living room with the night zone on the upper floor which is opened on the river on a side and the city’s roofs on the other. A small green house amuses the home entrance.

Visit the Massimo Mariani website – here.

Photography by Alessandro Ciampi