Tili Wine House

  • Location: UMBRIA

  • Date: 11/03/2023

Umbria is a region, central Italy includes the provinces of Perugia and Terni.

It lies roughly equidistant between Rome and Florence.

The modern region takes its name from the Umbria of Roman times. But not only the name. The existing buildings are constructed by old Italian bricks, which we preserved. The preservation is interesting and useful, for cultural and emotional reasons but also for those of a practical artistic production to review the various stages of architecture and its methods, to seek out the contuinity of it through sussessive examples from ancient to modern times.

Not removing the actual trees, even the one interfering with our volumes, gives the visitor intimacy and the chance to explore the ancestoral relationship of interior and exterior, as a tribute to well curated Italian gardens.

The brief of the project called for creating the amenity of accommodation and elevating the experience of the wine tasting as we precisely did. The first and the second buildings are transformed into guest houses and the shelter into a restaurant, a wine tasting outdoor area and the shop all with central spatial organization with the pool in the middle, connected by a fluid shaped path.

The guests houses, are now revitalised spaces with a new identity, marked by the geometry and the choice of colors of the added modules, seeking a convenient position in the space and authentic colored sun shutters.

The main one is composed of three levels, with an impressive entrance and an existing tree perforating the volume.

Each floor consists of a unique colored unit, made of wood, suitable for its own purpose; accomadation uses, which expands to the outside through the circular windows and private terraces that looks towards the mountainous landscape of Assisi and the winery.

For the second building, the same principle as in the first one was applied, wooden modules were added respecting the existing structure, thus doubling its levels.

The wooden shelter now is transformed and extended. The first part is an indoor wine tasting area aiming to amplify unique and sensorial experiences. Moving forward, one can find the outdoor gathering area, with its purpose of socializing and sharing the joy of tasting the incredible organic wines and food. Such joy should be remembered and manifested not only by pictures and momentos but through tangible experiences such as gifts that u can get in the third wooden box destined to be a shop.

The history, sentimentality and family tradition merging with the contemporary elements, establishing a relationship of complementarity rather than replacement or recreation makes this a bold but natural intervenation.

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