Situated on a rural plot in Switzerland, Ca' dal Mantova brings the land's ancient ruins into the 21st century. The residence is comprised of an old building dating back to the 1400s and a 1900s stable. Rather than demolishing the stone structures, architect Andrea Frapolli salvaged them as the base for a single-family home. The original volumes were restored and maintain their exposed stone facade. Reinforced concrete fills in the relics while also creating a new extension continuing the proportions and dimensions of the existing stable. Internally, smooth cement walls, floors, and ceilings create sleek, modern living spaces within the historic shell.
Photos: Alessandro Malpetti / Andrea Frapolli Architectetto