Baitridana Hut / Rinaldo Del Nero
Textual content description offered by the architects. Baitridana Hut is the restoration of an outdated stone construction situated at 1900m within the Orobic Alps of Valtellina, throughout the municipality of Albaredo per San Marco within the Sondrio Province. The Baitridana maggengo (alpine pasture) is characterised by steep terrain which types a surprising pure backdrop for scattered historical buildings, some in use as momentary residences and others partly deserted.
Though not formally acknowledged as a web site of historic curiosity, the constructing in query represents a transparent instance of rural Alpine structure, the vernacular of our ancestors and keeper of historic, architectural, and social reminiscence.
The design intent of the restoration was to protect the historic character as a lot as potential, preserving an genuine cultural message for posterity, whereas stopping the collapse or whole abandonment of the construction. The usage of the constructing continues because it was previously, as a short lived residence.
The mission envisaged the entire preservation of the historic constructing, endeavor the power upgrades and consolidation of the construction by inserting an insulated picket field throughout the current shell. A breach on the North-West facade facilitated the connection of a brand new extension which contrasts the materiality and architectural type of the present stone construction. The union between outdated and new is visually specific and instantly perceived, giving honor to the historic rural construction and respiration new life into an genuine architectural expression of the pastoral previous.
The composition of the 2 types evokes the picture of a younger man supporting an outdated man. The brand new construction, desirous to be observed, stands out with its vibrant new cladding. However the actual protagonist is the outdated constructing, renewed in its structural integrity but a transparent and tangible relic from the previous.
The fabric distinction is essential for clarifying the hierarchy between the 2 constructions and revealing the excellence within the development interval. Over time, the brand new larch wooden cladding will “mature,” changing into grey and step by step mixing in with the context.