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“I am happy to be part of a dream and now that it has become reality, I would like to share it. I think about this place as a suspended container, open to different perspectives and new possible relationships. Not a static and private space but a place to promote culture and new ideas”.

Alberto Savio

TECA HOUSE IS A CONTEMPORARY BUILDING, DESIGNED WITH A MINIMAL NATURALIST APPROACH, SUSPENDED IN THE BIELLA’S GREEN HILLS, BORN FROM THE MEETING OF TWO THINKERS: ALBERTO SAVIO, A VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR AND FEDERICO DELROSSO, A MILANESE ARCHITECT BORN IN BIELLA. TWO LARGE HORIZONTAL WINGS SUSPENDED IN THE VOID ROOTED IN THE GROUND BY A SMALL AGRICULTURAL MANUFACTURE OF WHICH IT WAS DESIRED TO PRESERVE TRACES. A COMPLETELY OPENABLE GLASS CLOSURE THAT DEFINES THE VOLUME AND ALLOWS TO DIVE COMPLETELY IN THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE.

 

MISSION

THE TECA HOUSE PROJECT WAS BORN WITH THE INTENTION OF CREATING NEW POSSIBILITIES OF RELATIONSHIP WITH AND FOR OUR BIELLA AREA. A POINT OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL FOR A HETEROGENEOUS PUBLIC, A CONTAINER OF CULTURE, BEAUTY AND HARMONY. A VISUAL REFERENCE POINT THAT BECOMES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE INTERACTION AND SHARING.

STORY

WHEN I PURCHASED THE SMALL RUIN AND THE GROUND WHERE NOW STANDS THE TECA HOUSE, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT COULD HAVE BECOME. THE CONFRONTATION WITH FEDERICO DELROSSO, WITH WHOM I HOLD A SINCERE PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP, HIS VISION ON ARCHITECTURE AND THE ROLE THAT IT CAN AND MUST HAVE, FASCINATED AND PERSUADED ME TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT THIS PLACE WAS OFFERING ME.

PROJECT

THE PROJECT, WHICH AIMS TO RECOVER A SMALL RUSTIC BUILDING ON BIELLA’S HILLS, IS BASED ON A COMPOSITIVE INVERSION, WHICH BRINGS A SMALL PRE-EXISTENT RUSTIC VOLUME TO THE OUTSIDE, DEMATERIALIZING IT AND GENERATING A NEW FUNCTION TO THE TERRITORY. FROM THE “ROOTS” OF AN AGRICULTURAL PAST, NOW IN DISUSE, SIGNS OF WHICH ARE MAINTAINED, A CONTEMPORARY WORK IS BORN.