«It must have been nice, on winter evenings, to lie on the mats before the log fire, and listen to the voice of the forest in wild talks with the wind» – Grazia Delledda, Marianna Sirca, 1915

This warm and welcoming home designed in the Italian Alps, provides living spaces centered around a large fireplace.

Throughout history, the hearth has represented the heart of the home, around which all the functions of daily life can be found. It was this idea which gave life to this project.

Designed as an addition to an existing stone building, our considered and researched intervention sits atop the existing structure and provides a contemporary interpretation of the vernacular architecture of the region.


architects: ATOMAA, Studio Asabesi  |  team: Umberto Maj, Daniela Serini, Eleonora Salsa, Elizaveta Ukhabina, Chantal Limonta, Philip Kolevsohn, Benedetta Vitale  |  client: Private  |  status: Project (2017)  |  location: Fomarco, Italy  |  climate: Humid subtropical, Temperate  |  materials: stone, wood  |  environment: Rural  |  visualizer: Studio  |  photography: Alberto Strada  |  scale: 213 m2 small  |  types: house, residential  |  views: 1.207