Porto Cervo (SS-OT), Italy, 2012
The house is the last unit of a complex ina beautiful site with a view on the harbour.
This simple refurbishment has its focal point on the new canopy at the outside, taht provieds and extension of the living space towards the sea.
While local regulations put sever constraints about the materials of the outside, like granit stone and recycled roff tiles, there was a certain freedom in the shaping of the ceiling of the balcony, that became a plywood surface folded in order to blend the strong light on the outside with the darker shade inside.
The structure of the canopy, usually two main wooden beams supporting a secondary roof structure, was inverted to gain a wider view towards the sea.