068_Single Family House By MIDE Architetti

TEXT: Renovation of a semi-detached house situated in the Venice province, centered within a large parcel in the rural area of the city of Jesolo.

The aim of providing a comprehensive response to the natural context prompted to strong and dynamic design expressions.

Architects: MIDE architetti
Location: JESOLO (VE) – Italia
Committee: PRIVATE
Timing: 03/2014 Job assignmen
09/2014 Start of construction work
06/2016 End of construction work
Surface: 450 m2
Costs: n.d. €
Photo Alessandra Bello

© Alessandra Bello

The roof-covering outline characterizes the design trend. The structure has externally been cleaned up from all technical elements, such as cornices and drainpipes, of which it is usually composed of and that have been integrated within it, contributing to obtain a simple volume of linear and essential profiles.

© Alessandra Bello
© Alessandra Bello

Thanks to thorough cut-offs of the masonry, the ground floor perimeter was radically transformed into a continuous glazed space that dialogues directly with the immediate outside. The contribution of glass surfaces characterizes the entire intervention, particularly for the spa and wellness area that, with a large fixed window, is visually connected to the underside of the swimming pool, situated in the external garden.

© Alessandra Bello
© Alessandra Bello

The dialogue is reaffirmed by the choice of a uniform and continuous stone paving for both interior and exterior spaces, as well as the use of wide glazed walls which, playing with light and reflections act as thin diaphragms that never constrains and encloses the inside.

© Alessandra Bello
© Alessandra Bello

Contrasted to the molding of ‘breathing’ and open volumes of the living spaces, which are allowed to stretch and encompass the outside landscape, the night area follows requirements of introspection and privacy, almost in antithesis with the ground level and retaining the existing fenestration.

© Alessandra Bello

MIDE Architetti is a Venice-based architecture firm that deals with a range of projects: urban, architectural and interiors. The focus on simplicity of lines and purity in volumetric outcomes, as well as particular attention to details, fixtures and fittings and material selection characterize their design approach.

What primarily inspires their design and architecture is the functional analysis of the client’s needs and the sensitive reading of the site: the project responds to the predisposition of the site, whose representative traits are reinterpreted and translated into new architectural solutions.

The team’s work stands out for its particular attention to environmental and energetic sustainability, thanks to valuable consultations from qualified specialists. Among the most notable clients are leading companies such as Volvo Trucks Italy, Renault Trucks, Interbau, Philippe Model, Intercoop, Rubner Haus, Stilenatura, John Barritt, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Benetton, Birrificio Antoniano, Gianni Chiarini Design, Acynetic; as well as the public administrations of the Emilia Romagna region, the municipalities of Mirandola, Viadana, Massa Finalese, San Felice sul Panaro, Mira, Campodoro and Este.

Alongside their professional activities, the firm carries out constant research through participation in national
and international competitions, leading the office to rapidly gain prestigious recognitions and publications.

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