The project is a part of the proposal for the reconstruction of the network of the old road menders’ houses in Italy.
Being an important part of Italian history, now these houses are abandoned because of many reasons: their original function is no more needed, usually they are far from the settlements and access to them is dangerous.
After analysis of the region, new function – adventure sports path was chosen to breathe new life into the old heritage. Starting from general plan, establishing parking slots and safety pedestrian we moved to the inner spaces.
The design is based on three main points: preserving the original appearance of the house, developing totally new function and providing barrier free access.
While original materials were maintained outside, there were some changes made in the interior: according to proposal internal space now is occupied with cafe, thematic hall (archery) and B&B hotel part. Taking into consideration ruins of the old household around, new design by adding the terrace and small new part unified everything in one complex.