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Camogli:blue like the sky, orange like the sun


Camogli:blue like the sky, orange like the sun

Renovation project for a residential building with volumetric expansion and recovery for housing purposes of the existing attic

The house is located on the slopes of the hills that surround the historic center of Camogli like an amphitheater.
In the renovation and extension works the interior of the building has been emptied and only the perimeter walls have been maintained. The design idea has established a direct connection between the inside and the outside, where the spectacle of nature offers itself in the power of the elements: sea, sky, Mediterranean vegetation. The living area has become a single full-height space on which a loft overlooks, the inclined pitch of the roof is left exposed. Large transparent windows connect the living area to the outdoor terrace which becomes an outdoor space and extension of the interior. From every corner of the living area you can enjoy the sea and the sky of Camogli, the colors of nature are reflected inside defining corners and furniture in shades of blue, orange and red. The openings cut into the inclined pitch of the roof are eyes facing the terraced garden that surrounds the building.

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Credits by Giampiero Buffa

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Ida Bonfiglio



  • Ida Bonfiglio

    Ida Bonfiglio graduated in 1993 in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. She began her professional activity in Milan in the architectural firm Ravegnani Morosini where she mainly deals with hospital architecture, deepening the relationship with the spaces of the city and the landscape. From 1994 to 1999 she collaborated in teaching at the Milan Polytechnic within the courses of Architectural Composition and Architectural Design held by prof. Roberto Ravegnani Morosini. In 1999 she began a personal journey that led her to take care of architectural and interior design through renovation and expansion of civil buildings and homes. From 1999 to 2005, the collaboration with the Fatebenefratelli Hospital of Milan allows her to take care of planning in the health sector, deepening the issues related to accessibility and the relationship between public space and users. At the beginning of 2000 she moved to Turin where her professional activity is based. In 2002 she participated in the National Course of Bio-architecture and deepened the relationship light_color_matter increasingly central in her design. The projects are developed facing the different scales, from the building and its context of reference inside, to the design of the furnishing elements, in a path in which themes, places, typologies, users, companies, materials and workmanship intertwine and dialogue. The design activity in the studio has always been flanked by the activities in the yard and in the laboratory with the artisans, as the translation of the design into reality is seen as an important moment for verifying and deepening the project. The architect is active in the area through collaborations with local forums, associations and schools. The architect participates in the activity of OAT - Order Conservative Landscape Architects of the Province of Turin - as a member of the Focus Group Competitions and Quality of the Project.

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