CCC is an intervention of demolition and renovation of a multi-level house dating back to 1800 and built in the center of Catania. The design intent was to respect the existing structure combined with a strong search for a global architectural image.
Studio Name: ACA Amore Campione Architettura
Design Team: Sebastiano Amore, Angela Maria Campione, Luciano Gioia
Work direction: Sebastiano Amore, Marialaura Calogero
Area: Italy Year: 2021
Photography Credits: Sebastiano Amore
- construction company Omegabuild
- windows and doors Cardillo
- iron works Lombardo
Many elements of local Sicilian tradition come into play, a few colors and materials are used, and there are many points of contact between old and new. The result is a design mix of forms and colors that dialogue with the historic context and the environment. The single-family home is on three levels: a garage has been created on the street level, the living and dining area is on the mezzanine floor, the private living area continues on the first floor and the sleeping area is on the second.
The creation of the garage involved a total demolition of part of the curtain wall and reconstruction of all the floors in Xlam, while the area next door retained its identity with the existing load- bearing vaults. The intervention is visible from the big window on the street showing all the floors.
The materials used are natural and warm, contrasting with oxidized iron and Corten; even the big staircase becomes furniture and leads to the sleeping area, with three bedrooms. The language used is the one of a sophisticated, elegant interior architecture in a perfect balance of volumes, lights and colors. The resin flooring and the original cement tiles intersect, marking out the spaces and functions of the different parts of the house.