The property in which is located the
artifact is located in an agricultural area along one of the lines of communication that combines Pagnano with Castelcucco . In particular, it is placed on the
flat top of a small ridge defined by two incisions valive oriented north-south direction . In the first,
toward the east, lies the road which is therefore the natural way of communication between the community of the village of Asolo with those of the center of Castelcucco .
The second is characterized by a more diverse and irregular morphology , is occupied by a band of woodland formed by tall trees and thick undergrowth, which makes it an effective biological
corridor in a heavily populated agricultural environmental matrix such as that
characterizes the landscape dell'Asolano and , specifically , the town of Castelcucco .
In particular, the
home of the client, which lies on the plateau of this ridge , it comes with a small plot of land used exclusively as a garden.
It is a fenced portion along the edge where there is a high hedge around 1.80 m consists of numerous plants of Cherry laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus ) , an evergreen shrub belonging to the
the space of relevance are some paths , driveways and walkways, the functional connection of the house with the town main street , there are also large areas of lawn with fruit trees and
ornamental non-native origin .
client has decided to build a small building, character accessory , to be used mainly as a greenhouse cold winter to accommodate different individuals of the species belonging to the genus
E ' was built , with plan dimensions of 9x7m , 18 meters from the main building to the south side of the property to meet with some limitations, including the respect of secondments from the
confines and constraints of building rights in relation to the seat road to the north -east of the main
addition to the limitations highlighted above , the choice of venue located in the south -west of the fund must maintain the function of the new building .
In fact, the cold greenhouse , better known as orangery , is realized in a closed masonry and equipped with large windows that allow the capture of solar radiation heating the volume of air
contained in the greenhouse and maintain an internal temperature greater than that detectable outside.
the French name , due to the fame that reached between the seventeenth and the eighteenth century in France and just copied them from the rest of the continent , this type of construction has
in reality Venetian origins .
In fact, one of the first examples detectable in Padua was built in 1545 to accommodate inside ornamental plants of tropical origin that they need special care to survive the winter .
Later, the idea was
exported to England and France , where he was converted to the cultivation of Mediterranean species , in particular citrus fruits.
the Napoleonic invasion of Venetian territories was reintroduced by the French rulers cold greenhouse for the cultivation of citrus fruits and was particularly successful among the noble
classes and the bourgeoisie who endowed their villas of this news coming from beyond the Alps. Famous are the orangery which can be enjoyed between the Venetian Villas along the Brenta
Riviera .Going into detail , the front is oriented
along the east-west axis in order to allow as much solar gain . E ' built with traditional construction techniques
, cover with exposed wooden beams and the coating consists of terracotta roof tiles . In addition , the outer surfaces are plastered while the
remaining part is highlighted in the masonry stone elements . The large windows on the
south side affecting healthy swabbed with dark wood . Within
the same volume were derived some spaces used as a tool shed , functional to the main purpose for which it was designed this small building .
we said , the building is not built in compliance for reasons of practicality and functionality , without creating problems to the main building as the collision or obstruction of the
It is thus sought to bring out clearly the hierarchical relationship between the two parties and , at the same time the bond that unites the house with its orangery in order to obtain a
single image that identifies the settlement as a ' unique action in
the territory and not as chaotic combination of parts occurred in distinct times .
One interesting point is provided by the
orientation of the dwelling itself , typical of rural buildings that hark back to the local tradition . Indeed , also in this case the building is arranged in
such a way as to maximize the solar radiation in the winter period . The openings along the sides more favorable are large and
arranged in a more dense than is the case in the north -east side .
same criterion was built orangery , the functional aspect which is the basis of the choices in arranging the buildings results in a formal identity between the
is apparent , given the size , clear hierarchy between the two elements , where the house takes on the starring role and the cold greenhouse becomes an offshoot , a flap generated by the main
body. The house in fact seems
to suggest the generative principles that govern the space and the other elements of the court or paths, plantings , greenhouse ..
is therefore , unlike the trees of the garden, an insertion alien to the surrounding landscape , but instead draws from the morphology of the landscape and the relationship with the weather
its founding principles .
addition, the flat nature of the top of the small hill on which stands the settlement emphasizes the hierarchical relationship between the parties and the house stands out as the object
actually more important and visible even at a distance.