casa FEVI is the result of a renovation and re-functionalization of a portion of the historic beam in the trapani countryside conducted by SOA – salvatore oddo architetto from july 2019 to december 2020. originally the building, which in the past was used for ancillary functions, did not present elements of architectural value and was distinguished from the rest by its lack of decoration and poor state of repair.
images by benedetto tarantino
salvatore oddo architetto‘s aim was to adapt the place to the contemporary needs of a young couple, establishing a new dialogue with the landscape. the architectural concept is placed in the wake of the construction tradition of the residences connected to agriculture in western sicily. the typological layout takes up the principles of courtyard buildings, such as beams and farms, thus grouping the volumes around a central open-air space that acts as a hinge to the various rooms.
the three buildings are interconnected on the first floor by an airy addition in glass and iron. there are many elements of local tradition that come into play making the project more authentic. the color and materials used create points of contact between old and new. for instance, the pitched wooden roofs have been covered by the ancient recovered tiles and the pink color of the walls restores the bucolic atmosphere of the mediterranean. moreover, a metal staircase hanging from the attics leads us to the upper floors.
name: casa FEVI
designer: SOA – salvatore oddo architetto
photography: benedetto tarantino
area: 410 sqm (4413.2 sqft)
edited by: yasmina karam | designboom