Giuseppe Raboni, Casa Albergo, Milan, Italy, 1960
Giuseppe Raboni, Casa Albergo, Milan, Italy, 1960. (view on google maps)
The old cottage spreads on three different levels, and as a typical structure of urban houses, the kitchen is at the ground level and the sleeping rooms and the saloon are upstairs. A great part of the performance comes from the history of the building because there was a whole package of rules to respect. The building process of the region is demanding because this place is subject to landslide.
The sleeping rooms are created as little volumes, close to each other, giving the feeling ofa little house in the house. This comes from the will of the architect to take inspiration from the surrounding place and history that was dedicated to agriculture. This even strongly influenced the choice of furniture that is quite rustic.
- Alice Ravera, “Passione per il rustico,” Living (2009)
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